Exclusive: I want to buy a Dubai penthouse - Akon

American R&B star looking to invest his millions in a Dubai holiday home

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

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.

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