He is a Muslim, and polygamy is legal under Islamic law.
In 2007, Akon's criminal past scuppered his plans to tour in Australia, as he was refused a visa.
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The 26-year-old rapper - whose full name is Michael Dapaah - has admitted the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is a huge supporter of him and often messages the artist over social media.
Akon has launched his own Konvict Clothing line, featuring street wear such as jeans, hoodies and t-shirts.
Later that year, at a concert in New York, he threw an audience member back offstage and into the crowd, after the young man had been identified as the person that had thrown an object onstage at him.Other collaborations that Akon has undertaken include an appearance on Gwen Stefani's album the Sweet Escape; working with Chamillionaire on his Mixtape Messiah 2 compilation and featuring on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Strength Loyalty album.In 2007, Akon recorded a new mix of Michael Jackson's `Wanna Be Startin' Somethin.' The new version of the song charted in the top 10 in most countries around the world.The song `Ghetto' became a hit when it was remixed to include verses from 2Pac and The Notorious B. His second album, Konvicted was released in November 2006.The album contained collaborations with Eminem and Snoop Dogg.