Akon Allegedly Throws Man Offstage
Cell phone footage shows an object being thrown toward Akon as he addresses the crowd. He then asks the audience to point out the culprit and has his security bring the young man on stage.
Akon removed his shirt, lifted the boy and tossed him off stage, into the crowd as the audience cheered.
"Now we can start the show! Ya'll ready?" he shouted at the crowd when the boy hit the ground.
The victim has yet to be identified and there is no word on whether he suffered any injuries.
"We're trying to identify
that kid, just to find out whether or not we have any kind of criminal
offense," Detective. Lt. John Berlingieri told the Poughkeepsie
Journal. "We are looking to speak to him. No victim. No crime."
Although details are still unclear, it is believed however, that the episode was staged as part of his performance. Security guards usually would not instigate potential violence by delivering an object-throwing audience member straight to his target. Also, after the boy was thrown offstage, Akon used the incident to segue into the introduction of his next song.
Now he got me feeling by myself, Akon told the crowd to louder cheering and applause. I thought I had fans of support. Aint no reason for me to be on stage feeling like
And then Lonely was played.