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Verizon smacks Akon out of lineup

Tbdakon050707 A couple weeks back rapper Akon simulated sex onstage with a 15-year-old girl during a concert in Trinidad. Well, Verizon has had enough of that, dropping the performer from its online music service and will no longer sponsor his tour with Gwen Stefani, which is cruising into Tampa on May 8, TMZ reports. A representative for the phone giant said only that they had “reasons” for dropping Akon and left it at that. That could be the least of of his worries, however, since Fox News reports Trinidad officials are calling for prosecution. [Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:11am]


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