Back in June, thug R&B singer Akon was involved in a stage tantrum involving a boy whom he hurled from a stage. Here’s the vid:
Today, Akon was charged in the incident:
Police have filed several charges against hip-hop star Akon for tossing a teenager off the stage onto another spectator who said she suffered a concussion as a result.
The charges stem from an incident June 3 at Dutchess Stadium. Audience members said a spectator lobbed something at Akon and the singer asked the crowd to point out the culprit. A security guard picked out a 15-year-old and sent him up to the stage, where Akon hoisted him onto his shoulders and flung him into the crowd.
The boy landed on Abby Rosa, who told the Poughkeepsie Journal she was later diagnosed with a concussion. She said she has hired a lawyer and spoke to Fishkill police about the incident.
Akon is scheduled to appear in Fishkill Town Court Monday morning for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, and second-degree harrasment,a violation, according to a news release issued Thursday by Town of Fishkill Police Chief Donald Williams.
More background here.
The unhinged kid-tossing debacle came on the heels of Akon’s videotaped girl-humping escapade, which led to Verizon Wireless dropping the jerk from its ringtone service and abandoning sponsorship of his concert tour with Gwen Stefani–as well as a failed attempt by his record label to stifle criticism of his behavior.
Meanwhile, the Akon empire continues to thrive.