It looks like Akon has been hit with a massive bill for walking out on a space he rented out a few years ago. According to TMZ, who obtained documents from the lawsuit, the pop icon has been ordered to pay $164,786.99 to a company that leased him some space on the 66th floor the Empire State Building for his fashion line, Aliaune Milano.
Akon apparently agreed in July 2012 to pay $25k per month to the leasing company GTFM to lease the space in the Empire State Building, which he complied with until July 2015 when he stopped paying rent. GTFM claims Akon’s company finally left in January 2016, owing almost 7 months rent.
As a result the missed payments, the leasing company had sued Akon, but the International superstar never responded to the lawsuit, so the judge issued a default judgment.
This report comes just a day after Akon was in the news for saying he could’ve helped Puerto Rico restore energy & electricity within 30 days, but they were rejected. “We actually presented a program for Puerto Rico and we got rejected,” Akon told TMZ. “We have the solution for Puerto Rico, clearly. We would’ve had power up in less than 30 days and they rejected us.”
We’ll continue to keep you posted on the latest with Akon moving forward.