Akon On Lady GaGa’s Career: “There Was Nowhere Left To Go But Down”

Published: Monday 24th Mar 2014 by David

When she hit the scene in 2008, Lady GaGa credited ‘Lonely’ singer Akon for being instrumental in her rise from underground artiste to chart-scorching debutante.

Joined at the hip during the promotional campaign for her debut album ‘The Fame‘ and its lead single ‘Just Dance’, the years that followed saw the ‘Konvict‘ creator fade into this distance as the ‘Paparazzi’ singer became the global force we now know her to be today.

This week, Akon has detailed the demise of their business relationship, explaining why he ‘sold his share’ once he believed she had peaked.

Cold words below…


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Actually I cashed out. I got out while the gooding was hot. It’s like a business, you build it to sell it. When I got it to the peak of where I felt it couldn’t go nowhere, and there was nowhere left to go but down, I cashed out, in other words I sold my share and got out before it was too late.”

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  1. Lamb4Life March 24, 2014


    Down 7 feet down under…



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    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  2. Lolz March 24, 2014


    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  3. Lana Del Relevance` March 24, 2014

    Conclusion: “She has peaked….”

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  4. Wendy Williams’ Tea March 24, 2014

    Maybe selling music on Groupon might save Gaga. 😀

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  5. Unbiased March 24, 2014

    That was uncalled for, and what are you doing with your career Akon?

    • High March 24, 2014

      Akon is filthy f****** rich. He doesn’t have to do another thing.

      • Marcus March 24, 2014

        Akon is worth 80 mil and Lady Gaga is worth close to 200 mil. I don’t think she is losing any sleep either.

  6. Queen Beytalent March 24, 2014

    Maybe collaborating with Britney might help….

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  7. Flop Like Lady Gaga March 24, 2014

    Gaga is now an arena artist…. 😆

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  8. Yea ok March 24, 2014

    Ouch. Hehe

    I c no lies here.

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  9. christinastherealtalent March 24, 2014

    It happens to the best of them. Cher, Madonna, Whitney, Mariah, Britney, Christina, etc…its just a matter before it happens to Katy, Rihfund, BeyBonic and Miley, and Justin B

    • mekaela March 24, 2014

      The difference is gaga been out 2 years and her career over bey 15 rih 10 how the hell u compare longevity to gaga has been self I’m not even a bey fan stop tripping b****

    • Kid ink stan March 24, 2014

      None of them were washed up only 5 years into their career kii

  10. BeyBeyKing March 24, 2014

    Totes hilaire! Akon AND Perez? You used them to do your dirty work and now they are doing the dirty on YOU. Shame on you Gaga, shame on you. You had the nerve to lie about Katy and say she was on cocaine and then sabotaged Christina to the point that even Perez said he was on it.

    The negative vibes you put out are coming to get you girl.

    • mekaela March 24, 2014

      When u play dirty it comes right back to u rihanna have a good soul that’s why her career is trampling gaga what goes around comes right back she better cook that meat dress she wore to the grammies and serve it in her parents restaurant

  11. Lana Del Slay March 24, 2014

    Oops, you weren’t saying that when you went after Christina for her. Were you?

  12. Diamond Princess March 24, 2014

    I know this gorilla lookin ass ni*** is not trying to act brand new! Cashed out my ass they threw you out! Everyone at one point thought Akon discovered Lady Gaga only to find out it was *in Tamar’s voice* Vince Dee Herbert!! Ain’t no body checking for yo ugly ass Akon! It doesn’t matter if Lady Gaga sells another record b****, she will go down in history and will be richer than he’ll ever be!! Cashed out? Chile bye!!! I can’t stand dudes that be frontin, but he’ll be tryna get back on when she’s “hot” again.

    • Sandra March 24, 2014

      Lady Gaga will not go down in history, she is a hasbeen only 5 years into her “career” (if ripping off other people’s ideas can be called a carreer) and a fad. She is nothing but smoke and mirrors and zero substance. Akon is a VETERAN who has been in the industry for more than a decade and has worked with legends.

  13. AubreyOSlay March 24, 2014

    Y’all seemed hella close when you were targeting Egotina. What changed?

  14. BionicGlam March 24, 2014

    Wonders never cease! I thought you were besties, or did she forget to pay you after you went after my fave?

  15. TeenageDreamer March 24, 2014

    Poor Gaga, it’s all coming out now isn’t it.

  16. justme March 24, 2014

    I dnt think there is a peak for todays artist. Lady Gaga just doesn’t have any radio friendly singles. If she did I guarantee her music would be everywhere. The only was applause and that went Platinum

  17. Sandra March 24, 2014

    Akon is awesome, I wish he release a new album soon. Great singer with talent.

  18. Mark111 March 24, 2014

    Rather Vence or Akon found Gaga, it doesn’t matter. But the fact is that Akon exposed her to the world. This is what happens when you spit in the face of the people that got you here.

    • TisForTamar March 24, 2014

      Who is Vence?

  19. Its Gaga Ya Bish March 24, 2014

    I don’t want to see any of you b****** talking bout Gaga.
    Katy DOES sniff coke so Gaga wasn’t lying and Beyonce is a cheap dog whose husband uses her. Don’t @ me.

  20. slay_hive March 24, 2014

    I just love all of the shade! Yes, Man CaCa is DONE!

    Hopeully FAKElikeMANcaca is in severe depression with cuts all over “her” decaying body!

    *blows kisses*

    WE should have a search party for GAGS paltinum plaque. Where is it? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 😀 😀

    • BanjeeRiri March 24, 2014

      Beyonce done being a stepford wife yet babe?

      • slay_hive March 24, 2014

        Will anyone ever wife WHOREanna babe?

  21. NataliaThrills March 24, 2014

    Haha Gaga, you did some low down and dirty s*** with these people so they know exactly how you are and now they’re exposing you.

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  22. Truth March 24, 2014

    Nicki Minaj career is next to crash and burn…Nicki is basically a Gaga clone…she jumped on the gaga wave by wearing crazy costumes, Generic pop music and gimmicks…Lady Gaga is fading away and Nicki will fade away along with her

    • BarbzRUs March 24, 2014

      I rebuke you.

    • Tisha March 24, 2014

      But isn’t Kim’s face just a busted clone of Ru Paul? Poor dat, still pressed with Nicki while your fave carries Mr. Welfare Papers child.

  23. Rosie March 24, 2014

    Poor Fad.

  24. Brandys Starr March 24, 2014

    I predicted an early downfall from when she blew up so fast.

  25. Rosie March 24, 2014

    What is this amateur sounding mess. Bye.

    • BeyWhoUWanna March 24, 2014

      Lana’s new album is out?

      • Rosie March 24, 2014

        I was replying to the first post but you tried with that weak shade. You’re lucky I like Bey or I would drag.

  26. Del Bey March 24, 2014

    I knew lady gagas relevance would decline, and rightly so the gimmicky circus b****, poor gags

    • VisionofMimi March 24, 2014

      Local Lana fans have no right to speak when she hasn’t sold a million after TWO years.

      • Rosie March 24, 2014

        And still sold more than 5 million worldwide. Less than 20% of that comes from the US.
        Someone needs to look up the definition of “local.”

  27. Nica March 24, 2014


  28. Del Bey March 24, 2014

    teach these kids Rosie

  29. Lana Morgana March 24, 2014

    Gaga’s next single…called Pity Party.

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  30. Kid ink stan March 24, 2014

    Lady gagross is a flop

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  31. Lana Del Relevance` March 24, 2014

    Lana will go platinum. Monsters are seething….

    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  32. Flake Like Lady Gaga March 24, 2014

    A boderline hasbeen named like Caca has peaked …


    • JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2014


  33. RICHIE_RICH March 24, 2014

    “Boom bish went down!!!!! Super bish” scary movie kiii @slay_hive

  34. kim March 24, 2014

    6 years in ri career she was still broke

  35. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2014

    Artpop is the most disastrous era of a Pop artist, the album flopped not because of controversy, for example Erotica and American Life were controversial albums released in hard times, the Artpop themed is Art/Pop Culture, she’s flopping because nobody is into her anymore, point black period, the vomit stunt came when the album was already in the dust, this is the best example of a DECLINE.

  36. Kesha’sanimal March 24, 2014

    @kim lies 6 years was in 2011 and she was not broke then

  37. Theman March 24, 2014

    U people are pathetic.. Who wishes for someone to fail? She is a top billing artist.. She’s good, she just doesn’t have a radio hit currently.. Y’all are so quick to throw people under the bus.. This was very tacky of Akon, and unprofessional.. His career is flat, so he should really just chill.. He sounded like he was speaking out of hate.. Careers aren’t always perfect.. She is a smart & talented woman.. She knows what she’s doing.. One album that has sold a lot more than many others on major labels, does not mean that you’re career is done..

    • Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

      Nope. Gaga is a fad, think spice girls. But the spice girls were better… because they didn’t pretend to be more then what they were. Ordinary people are annoyed with Gaga now. its not fun or cute like it used to be. We are sick of her! she’s a joke!

      • TRUTHTELLER March 24, 2014

        Completely agree with u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAGA IS DONE AND OVER. NO ONE CARE AGAIN FOR HER S***** MUSIC, BEYONCE STILL REIGNS SUPREME.

  38. Theman March 24, 2014

    This worse flop era is bs.. People are over exaggerating because of personal views.. She has talent. She’s fine !!

  39. Mark111 March 24, 2014

    Vincent Herbert, so I had an e instead of an i. Maybe I should’ve put Fat F***.

  40. DGAF March 24, 2014

    Akon talking about someone peaking. LOL He should know, when’s the last time he had a new hit on the radio.

  41. Himeros March 24, 2014

    If I EVER saw a pressed person, it’s AKON.

    He fewking signed Jeffree star to his label! That should say how credible it is.

    *turns the lights off* damn akon, I can’t see you

    • Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

      Akon is more attractive then Gaga sis. Trust! Gay men and str8 women would love to get dicked DOWN by a black burnt brotha from the motherland I cant see a s*** white guy saying “I want to f*** the s*** outa gaga” Ricky Martin would be bent over in less then a second for some Akon d***.

  42. Dj March 24, 2014

    Akon can talk all he wants.
    People on blogs talk crap about celebrities and each other all the time. He didn’t lie though and none of what he said seemed to be shady.
    Gaga stans need to chill and realize, every artist has their peak and every artist has their fall. The thing of it is, if you’re a superstar, it shouldn’t happen at your 5th year.
    S*** Ciara was doing even worse numbers by her 5th year as well, now that I think about it. The only difference is, outside of blogs, and her stans,Ciara was never that big..IF Ciara can struggle for the second half of her decade old career, who’s to say Gaga won’t release three albums in the future and one of them actually sells.

  43. hehe March 24, 2014

    two flops don’t make a flight.

  44. xedos March 24, 2014

    Karma catching up with gaga. she got rid off all the black people who help her career to reach the top.

  45. Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

    Justin Beiber doesn’t have long. Gaga is responsible for Christina’s decline. Mariah has longevity. Whitneys music quality was horrible after Bodyguard. Whats a Cher? I don’t see Beyoncé falling off Obama made that w**** I stan for an Icon by constantly using her. Rihanna she has till mid 30s I think.

  46. Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

    And for 6 generations not one member of your family has been able to get a GED. Sit.

  47. Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014


  48. Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

    LOL I hope not Nicki annoys me but I think she’s a good fun rapper and the first female that could really go toe 2 toe with the men with her punch lines so I want her to stay.

  49. Jamie Lannister March 24, 2014

    Will this Queen ever fix his damn website!

  50. FAF March 24, 2014

    @Kim whoaaaa

    *tea spills*

  51. Tisha March 24, 2014

    You know your career is dead when so many people come out to publicly diss you. They know she no longer has anymore power, she’s on her decline and will meet all those she stepped on on her way to the top.

  52. Martin March 25, 2014

    oh just look @ mr successfull businessman… acting all fancy and professional like now. Yo, shitfaace, nobody’s got time 4 ur wining b****. You cashed out or u were dismissed coz the whole world got tired of ur autotune meowing of “kooonvict” and your David Guetta blops? Truthtea time you fleamonkey, u got a sit right after Just dance, before Poker face, before Bad romance, before 1.1 mil Born this way. And hear that soggy earthworm referring to a human being like its anybody’s property… fartface u otta here, back to your goo hole, thinking u r doing smth ANYONE cares about. Shut them v***** lips up and stay pretty

  53. pussyy juice lover March 25, 2014

    Who da f*** he think he is? The c*** couldn’t get a mothafucin hit since 2009 and still cant rrlease an album after 7 years! Gaga dropped his ass after just dance and she did BETTER without him (bad romance,telephone,born this way), she worth almost 200 mil while his ass worth half of that, stupid d***.

  54. h2o March 25, 2014


  55. BEYAWNCE March 25, 2014

    GUY video is hot tho. The floppiness is still going on

  56. Patrick March 25, 2014

    You got all these hatin ass, lesser types who are now saying they “dropped” Gaga when she failed to sell as much with this album as she once did. That just shows how fake this business is and how much people use people. The thing is though, Gaga is tough enough to handle all of it and rise above. I get her fans are annoying, but I dont think we have heard the last of her by a long shot. Isnt GUY hitting hard on Vevo? Also, what has Akon done in like 5 years worth mentioning? KONVICT, MUSIC………nope.

  57. Clint March 26, 2014

    In other words gaga dropped him and he’s b*** hurt. Lol I hardly think gaga is hurting ranking in 98 million a year. Bye Akorn.

  58. Lmao March 26, 2014

    Where is everyone getting this 5 years thing? Gaga has been out since 2008 going on 7 years… Lol

  59. BRIAN310 March 26, 2014

    The odds are against gaga but a comeback isn’t impossible. Her biggest obstacle is overcoming her ego by realizing the music she is creating is dated and not ground breaking, once she changes her musical approach she’ll be fine the girl does hasve talent.

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