Akon Pays Business Partner $850K To Settle Lawsuit

Akon has paid his former business partner $850k to help settle their legal issues.

Devyne Stephens sued Akon for nearly $4 million lawsuit claiming that he still owed him money from a 2018 settlement agreement.

“This week I fully resolved Devyne Stephens’ court application to freeze my New York assets,” Akon said in a statement via his rep. “Although I have several substantial claims that will be pursued against Stephens in the pending case, I paid him $850,000 – some of which I still challenge – to show the public that he was flat out wrong about any inability to pay the last installment of our prior settlement.”


Stephens’ lawyer Jeffrey Movit told Page Six: “We are pleased by Akon’s payment of $850,000 to Mr. Stephens to satisfy one of his outstanding debts. 

Akon is currently trying to get investors to help finance his $6 billion project to turn an oceanfront village in Senegal into a Wakanda-like city that would run on a cryptocurrency called “Akoin.” 

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