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Verizon to sponsor "Rap Rapist"

AkonVerizon is among the corporate sponsors promoting a tour by ex-con Muslim self-proclaimed polygamist gangster rapper “Akon.” The rapper recently assaulted and violently mock raped a 14 year old girl on stage in front of his cheering fans at a concert in Trinidad. The government of Trinidad closed down the concert hall and is currently investigating the incident. The tour being promoted by Verizon will include a performance at Giants Stadium.

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Her father called the act “atrocious.” He holds the singer and the club responsible for victimizing his daughter and other girls.

“They are innocent to the wicked ways of the world and it is our responsibility as elders to keep them safe,” he said.

Besides the controversy in Trinidad, Akon has served jail time for armed robbery and drug sales. But that hasn’t stopped him from appearing recently as a guest performer on “American Idol” and receiving corporate support from companies like Verizon.

Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless announced a partnership with him on a marketing campaign to promote mobile music phones and appear in a TV ad currently airing throughout the U.S.

“Akon has emerged as one of the world’s most compelling and exciting stars,” said John Harrobin, vice president of marketing and new media for Verizon. “His commitment to his artistry and the community enables us to take our partnership with music industry innovators in yet another direction by collaborating on this unique TV advertising campaign.”

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Akon music albums are sold by Universal and Interscope-Geffen. Both companies are owned by Universal Music Group. Edgar Bronfman Sr., the President of the World Jewish Congress, controlled 80% of Universal Music Group through his Liquor company Seagrams until recently selling it to the French company Vivendi. Former Geffen CEO David Geffen is a major financial backer of Barack Obama and a former backer of the Clintons.