There's no doubt about it--Lady Gaga is the hottest thing in the music industry right now--just ask Akon.
When no one believed in Gaga, he did. And boy did it pay off for him! Akon owns a diamond mine in South Africa and he still makes more money off of discovering Gaga! Now thats what we call success!
"She's pretty much retired me," the singer said of Gaga, who is signed to his KonLive imprint at Interscope Records.
"She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I'm glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe in something strong enough, it will pay off."
Check out Akon's full interview below...