Rapper Akon is a big fat liar. He's based his career (and record label) on the idea that he was "Konvicted" and served time behind bars, but that's as far from the truth as it gets.
Throughout his career he claimed that he was the "ringleader of a notorious car theft operation" and served a four-and-a-half year prison sentence.
But website thesmokinggun.com has published papers that prove he never set foot behind bars.
The documents reveal that although he was arrested for stealing a BMW, he never once set foot in a prison. The case was dropped by a Georgia court. He basically got away with three years probation.
So the moral of the story is, if you have high hopes of making it in Hollywood, don't be shady and lie about your past. Because one way or another, we'll find out the truth and you'll look like an idiot.