Akon Denies Calling Out Elon Musk Over $8 Payment


Singer, Akon, has denied tweet against Elon Musk for placing a price tag on the site’s blue tick verification badge.

The Senegalese had in now-deleted tweet accused the Twitter owner of ‘forcing’ people to pay for the Twitter verification that was created to protect accounts from fakes ones, insisting that he will not pay for the new Twitter verification subscription.

“Back in the day, Twitter was begging musicians to stay on cause they don’t have traffic. They came up with a verification process to protect accounts from fake ones, now @elonmusk is taking that away and forcing us to pay- FYI, I’m ain’t paying shit for something we helped build,” a tweet from the singer’s verified account read on April 1, 2023.

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However, in a new tweet posted on Tuesday, Akon denied making the remarks, claiming that his account was hacked.

He wrote, “My account was just hacked. This tweet didn’t come from me. Whoever hacked my account, please keep your personal opinions away from my profile respectfully.”

Recall that in November, 2022, Twitter announced plans to charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue subscription.

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The blue subscription is one the company’s most controversial projects since Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter on April 14, 2022.

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