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Akon Feels 'Gutted' After Losing Michael Jackson Collaboration

December 05, 2008 02:52:18 GMT

Losing his duet track with Michael Jackson, Akon blamed Internet for leaking the collaborative song which then resulted him to remove it from his 'Freedom' LP.


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During an interview, Akon revealed the he was "gutted" after his duet song with Michael Jackson was dropped from the tracklisting of his newly-released record "Freedom". Opening up to The Daily Star, he put the blame over the missing out of the collaborative single on Internet leaks.

"Musically we were on the same level and we wanted it to be special," Akon explained in a statement. "We wanted it so that when people got my album, it was something that was never heard. But the leak stopped those plans."

But, Akon quickly added, "We will be doing more things together in the future, though." Emphasizing that Michael "is the greatest artist ever," he said, "So long as the focus is on him, people are going to ask him about the song he did with me, so then my name pops up in his interview. It works both ways."

Meanwhile, commenting on his third studio album, "Freedom", which has been outed since December 2, Akon stated, "The album name is a progression from 'Trouble' and then 'Konvicted'. It represents my progression as an artist too." Wanting to show fans the experiences that allowed him to learn more about his life, he said, "I am now watching myself and how I behave in public."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Nwajiheart on Mar 13, 2009
I think Michael's is still one of the greatest. I hav been expecting to hear his new album. I am happy the world will see him.
posted by michaels fan on Mar 06, 2009
michael, we love you
posted by KenCi on Dec 25, 2008
jesus, it would've been an early christmas gift.....
posted by Annie on Dec 08, 2008
I've heard that song Akon is talking about and it was a nice song. That would be the only reason why I would have brought Akon's album, because of the duet with Michael. I am looking forward to MJ's new album in 09.
posted by Romeo on Dec 05, 2008
Akon should have felt really bad because of the song's leak on to the internet. You don't often get chances to work with an artist of that magnitude. And Yeah, MJ is the greatest artist ever!
posted by Alan on Dec 05, 2008
Ouch... C'mom Akon say he and MJ are in the same level musically, hummm... that's really a not good thing to say, just b'coz Michael accepted to make this song with him doesn't mean the Michael thinks he's in the same level like himself. Akon's really have to work hard to get the same level Michael is. OBS: I'm not saying Akon is not good, I really like some songs of his, but nothing compared with Michael Jackson.
posted by mpotter0508 on Dec 05, 2008
Judging by the above comment and on the Jacksons are coming to Devon it sounds like Michael is planning on releasing an album is the correct, is he also planning on touring again I really would love to see him, I was lucky enough to see him in the 70's with his brothers and they were brilliant.
posted by will on Dec 05, 2008
Hopefully Michael will release the song when he releases HIS new album.. which should be sometime next year. Akon will be glad he did since he was a part of the collaboration.

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