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Akon Ready To Retire After Saving Lady Gaga

Posted By on February 17, 2010

     Hit maker Akon recently revealed how he has helped to save Grammy-Award-Winning pop star Lady Gaga's career, after she was on the verge of being dropped by her record label. The Konvict Muzik leader says that Lady Gaga is breaking the barrier between pop and hip hop music. "I think what everybody else didn't," Akon said about Gaga. "She had went through like four or five labels. When I closed my deal at Interscope, she was getting dropped that week … they was dropping her again. I was like 'Yo, I wanna sign that right there.' Jimmy [Iovine] was like 'Yeah, whatever you want, take her. Let's get it done.'"

     Akon continued, "She's blossomed into a super-mega star. She's pretty much retired me. She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I'm glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show, if you believe in something good — it will pay off."

Akon – Says Hes Ready To Retire After Lady Gaga Success