How Did Akon Become Rich? Akon Confirms He Bought French Montana A Fake Hublot Watch

Akon recently explained how he ended up gifting French Montana a fake watch.

Akon confirmed that he bought French Montana a fake Hublot watch while appearing on Real 92.3’s The Cruz Show, earlier this week. The iconic singer explained that he didn’t do so intentionally.

“He was happy, I was happy. We lit, we lit,” Akon said on the show. “Now mind you I’m not really knowing there’s specific brands [of] watches and all that, I wasn’t really a watch guy. I just saw something I liked that looked nice and I got it. French clearly went to his jeweler and got it checked out, and the jeweler was like, ‘Yo, this is fake.’”

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He added: “I was like, ‘What do you mean fake? The shit tick, don’t it? The shit work, right?’”

“Not only was I upset because I paid, like, five grand for each watch,” Akon went on. “In my mind that was expensive for a watch. But obviously for a Hublot that was no money, that was a huge discount. So I’m like, ‘This ungrateful ass n***a.’”

Montana had joked about Akon’s fake Hublot during an appearance on Drink Champs back in 2021.

Elsewhere in his interview on The Cruz Show, Akon discussed using his brother as a body double, sharing new music dropping on TikTok, and more.

Check out Akon’s appearance on The Cruz Show below.

How did Akon become rich?

As of October 2022, Akon’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million. Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as “Akon”, is an American songwriter, singer, businessman, record producer, and actor.

Akon began his music career in 2004 when he released his debut album ‘Trouble’. The album was a huge success and produced multiple hit singles such as ‘Locked Up’, ‘Bananza’, ‘Ghetto’ and ‘Lonely’.

Akon has since then also founded two successful record labels ‘Konvict Muzik’ and ‘Kon Live Distribution’. His second album ‘Konvicted’ received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories.

His album ‘Konvicted’ gave him more success by giving several chartbuster singles. The album received many records by winning multiple platinum certificates. ‘Konvicted’ also featured guest appearances with stars such as Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

Akon has collaborated with famous music geniuses such as Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, and Gwen Stafani. Akon co-wrote Lady Gaga’s debut single ‘Just Dance’, and he also sang a duet ‘Hold My Hand’ with the legendary pop-star, Michael Jackson.

In 2015, Akon dropped his fourth album ‘Stadium’. The Album was also released in five different genres (Euro, Pop, Urban, Island, and World).

In 2016 along with Jeff chang he appeared in the Chinese reality TV show ‘I Am a Singer’. Akon is also the founder of the Konfidence Foundation whose main motive is to empower the youth of Africa and the US.

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