Upon her debut in 2008, Lady GaGa was sold to the world as the protegee of ‘Lonely’ singer Akon.
Almost inseparable during the Canadian leg of ‘The Fame’s promo, the pair hit many an outlet declaring their creative love for each other.
Then, in what was all too obvious to her rising fan base, he disappeared from her cause- only rearing his head two years later to weigh in on her ‘war of wigs’ with Christina Aguilera.
Now, GaGa‘s long time friend Tamar Braxton (whose husband discovered the singer) has revealed the sinister reason behind Akon‘s ‘exit’ from her camp, during an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club‘.
When asked why GaGa no longer ‘acknowledges’ the singer, Braxton revealed:
“Why would she mention Akon for? He’s a liar and the truth ain’t in him. What was the story he told? Because I was there when [Vince] discovered Lady Gaga and Akon was nowhere near.
I’m just trying to be honest. I mean, from what I know, is that REDONE was his producer and so that’s how he got that credit.
You know how people be stealing peoples publishing and stuff like that […] and that’s how that happened, but he didn’t find her on Myspace like this one [points to Vince] did. He didn’t find her on the roller-skates with the bikini top.
I’m sorry I just don’t like it when people be lying like that. Just tell the truth.
He needs to sit down in all seats in Yankee stadium.”
Scenarios like these are all too telling of an industry dependent on smoke, mirrors and everything in between.
Sure, while we’re sure Akon is still yet to tell his side, it’s interesting he was credited for discovering Germanotta and was all too ready to accept the praise and acclaim that ‘story’ brought him.
When, as Tamar all but said, his actual purpose was to give GaGa the credibility his notoriety at that time could and did give her.
Pretty ironic, considering his current standing in Pop is a little… ‘Balloon Boy-ish’.