On TV: Akon, Keri Hilson, Ashanti

Keri Hilson

R&B acts on television this week include:

Akon, who performs with Kardinal Offishall on ‘106 & Park’ on Monday.

Keri Hilson, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ with Timbaland on Wednesday.

Ashanti, who co-hosts ‘106 & Park’ on Friday.

Akon Charged In Fan Tossing Incident

The Associated Press reports police have filed several charges against Akon for tossing a teenager off the stage onto another spectator who said she suffered a concussion as a result. The incident took place at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York on June 3rd after someone had thrown an item on stage at the singer, prompting him to ask who it was and invite him on the stage to be tossed. Akon is scheduled to appear in Fishkill Town Court Monday morning for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, and second-degree harassment. Watch the incident below.

2007 MTV Video Music Awards

Akon, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Beyonce Knowles, Cassie, Cee-Lo, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Robin Thicke, and Solange Knowles were on hand for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (September 9) Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch the entire show online, check out the complete winner’s list, and check out pictures at MTV.com. Check out pictures from WireImage, FilmMagic (arrivals / red carpet / audience & backstage / show / Fantasy Tower / pressroom), Corbis (arrivals / pressroom), and GettyImages.

Sisqo & Akon Perform In Syndey

Akon, Sisqo, Pitbull, Jeromeo, and Naughty By Nature performed at the Roc Tha Block Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Center on Friday (August 31) in Sydney, Australia. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.

Can Akon Be ‘Sorry’ If Someone Else Wrote The Song?

TMZ has learned from inside sources that Akon did not pen his open apology song ‘Sorry, Blame It On Me’, but instead DJ and producer Clinton Sparks wrote the entire ballad. Sparks is listed as co-writer and producer on the track. Read more.

Akon ‘Sorry, Blame It On Me’ Video

Akon 'Sorry, Blame It On Me' music video

Akon is out with the video to his new single ‘Sorry, Blame It On Me’, a track featured on a re-release of his second studio album ‘Konvicted’, which will be available August 28th. The song is an apology written by Akon to Gwen Stefani, among others, after his grinding with a 14-year-old girl at a club in Trinidad during a concert led to Verizon dropping support for the No Doubt singer’s entire tour. Watch it below.

Bizarre Podcast Featuring Akon

Akon visited The Sun’s Bizarre Podcast to talk about why the weather means he could never live in England, the upcoming film of his controversial life, and he spun new tunes, including his track ‘Sorry, Blame It On Me’.

Audio at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

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