American R&B star Akon caused controversy when he went topless during his Dubai 2009 gig, but this hasn’t put the 39 year-old off the city as he revealed to Time Out Dubai he is looking to buy a luxury penthouse in the emirate.
“I’m going to look for a penthouse while I’m out here as well. I’m definitely thinking about creating another residence out here – I love it here man,” the ‘Smack That’ singer told Time Out Dubai while in the city for his
My Music X gig at the Atlantis The Palm.
The Senegalese-American star, whose real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, certainly has the spare cash as, according to financial bible Forbes, he earned US$13 million in 2011, US$21 million in 2010 and a whopping US$20 million in 2009.
Read our full Akon interview where he dismisses criticisms of his friend Michael Jackson, his part in Lady Gaga’s early success and his latest musical plans.