News: Akon Talks Lady Gaga Vs. Christina Aguilera, "That's Not Even Any Competition"
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 5:11PM
Konvict Muzik label head Akon recently compared his artist Lady Gaga and pop star Christina Aguilera saying that the newcomer has paved her own lane.
Based on Kon's observations, Aguilera has fallen off.
"Aw man, that's not even any competition," Akon said in an interview. "You are actually giving Christina too much credit. She always had her cool little look and way about how she went about things. But soon as Gaga came out everything switched up. Christina stepped out of her own shell to become something different. And the crazy thing is Christina is really talented. She has unlimited range when it comes to singing. Her voice is out of here. I just think she just needs to believe in herself more. I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had not realizing that she was already successful before Gaga came out." (VIBE)
Kon recently said Gaga is helping break the barrier between pop and rap 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.' 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." (Associated Press)
Akon will reportedly feature the singer on his upcoming album, Stadium.
Last time we caught up with hip-hop star Akon,he was in Miami recording songs for his new album, Stadium. He calls the record, which is slated for an April or May release, "high energy.'' "It's going to be big,'' he says. "I'm on a whole other level right now. My life is bright, and you'll hear it on the album." Expect cameos from his protege and Konvict Muzik artist Lady Gaga and David Guetta (who co-produced three of the tracks). (Miami Herald)
He previously spoke with SOHH about allowing his artists like T-Pain to step in front of the limelight.
"Me, I'm the trainer and the manager," Kon told SOHH. "I will book the show and T-Pain will lead the rings. He leads the ring period. I just over look the tent. I put the tent up and then I allow you to go in there and showcase your art. I know my place, they know they place and that's why we are successful and we continue to move forward. One thing I'm never going to do is try to jump in front of his shine." (SOHH)
Check out Akon talking about Lady Gaga down below: