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Akon is Building Metropolis Called Akon City in This African Country

Akon is moving forward with plans to build a “real-life Wakanda.”

The 47-year-old entertainer announced on Monday (August 31) that construction on his $6 billion project will begin in Senegal, Africa, comparing it the technologically advanced fictional African place portrayed in Black Panther.

Akon said that he hopes the project, named Akon City, will provide much-needed jobs for the Senegalese and will also serve as a “home back home” for Black Americans and others facing racial injustices.

“The system back home treats them unfairly in so many different ways that you can never imagine. And they only go through it because they feel that there is no other way,” Akon said in a statement via THR. “So if you’re coming from America or Europe or elsewhere in the diaspora and you feel that you want to visit Africa, we want Senegal to be your first stop.”

Akon was born in the United States to Senegalese parents, spending a lot of his time in the West African country.

Akon City will include its own hotel, a seaside resort, a tech hub, recording studios and an area named “Senewood” to help develop a Senegal film industry. Akon also revealed that structures will be made with metal and glass, instead of wood.

Plans eventually call for Akon City to have its own hospital, police station, and even its own cryptocurrency already named AKoin.

Akon said that the Akon City has already secured about one-third of the $6 billion needed. Construction is planned to begin next year, but the first phase of the project could take more than three years to complete.

Halsey Wears Five Different Outfits to MTV EMAs 2019!

And the award for most outfit changes at the 2019 MTV EMAs goes to… Halsey!

The 25-year-old “Without Me” singer slayed in FIVE different outfits – putting her new red locks on display – at the event held at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on Sunday (November 3) in Seville, Spain.

Halsey took home the awards for Best Pop and Best Look, and she gave a magical performance of “Graveyard.” Get a closer look at all of her outfits in our gallery!

She was joined by Best Brazilian Act winner Pabllo Vittar, Best Rock winners Green Day, Rock Icon recipient Liam Gallagher, and musicians Akon, Abraham Mateo, El Guincho, The 1975, and The Struts.

Also in attendance were Brooklyn Nine‑Nine‘s Terry Crews, his wife Rebecca King-Crews, actress Paz Vega, model Leomie Anderson, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, his model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, and journalist Sway Calloway.

READ MORE: Evan Peters & Halsey Make Red Carpet Debut at ‘American Horror Story’ 100th Episode Celebration!

FYI: Halsey is wearing Peter Pilotto with Jimmy Choo shoes and an Area choker on the red carpet. She is wearing Raissa Vanessa with Gianvito Rossi shoes for her award look. She is wearing Zimmerman with By Anabelle shoes and XIV Karats earrings for her presentation look. She is wearing John Galliano with Lili Claspe ankle jewelry for her performance look. She is wearing Cotton Citizen with her personal slippers and Mi Manera earrings in the winners room. Pabllo is wearing Rober Dognani. Leomie is wearing Iris Van Herpen. Georgina is wearing Jacquemus.

50+ pictures inside of Halsey and more at the event… More Here! »

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Tim Tebow Brings Fiancee Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to Shaq's Funhouse!

Tim Tebow and fiancee Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters kick off the weekend at Shaq’s Funhouse at Live! At the Battery on Friday night (February 1) in Atlanta, Ga.

The newly engaged couple joined host Shaquille O’Neal, Phaedra Parks, Akon, Sharna Burgess, and performers Migos and Lil Jon at the Super Bowl Weekend event.

The fun night also featured carnival attractions, a once-in-a-lifetime performance from Mystère by Cirque Du Soleil, interactive circus performers.

Tim and Demi-Leigh announced their engagement via Instagram earlier this month. Be sure to check out the beautiful setup he used to propose. The pair confirmed their relationship over the summer last year.

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Kylie Jenner Responds to Chris Brown's Caitlyn Jenner 'Science Project' Meme Post

Kylie Jenner has responded to Chris Brown after the singer (who is one of her friends) reposted an offensive meme about Caitlyn Jenner‘s transition news.

The meme featured a photo of Caitlyn alongside Akon along with the caption, “Shout out to Akon! He is about to supply 60 million africans with solar power. Im really upset that this isn’t major news but that science project bruce jenner is #Society.”

Kylie commented on Chris‘ Instagram post by saying, “Not very nice to say about your friends dad.”

Chris has since deleted the post and Kylie also wrote the below tweet:

Kylie was seen visiting the set of Chris‘ music video with her BFF Pia Mia and her boyfriend Tyga just two days ago. See the gallery of photos below, along with screencaps of the Instagram post.

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These Celebs Lost the Most Instagram Followers in the Purge

If you’ve taken a look at your Instagram followers, you’ll most likely notice that you lost quite a few this week!

The social media company has deleted millions of accounts that were either spam, inactive, or didn’t follow company guidelines.

“We’re in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists. We want to maintain the best possible experience on Instagram, so we do our best to remove spam, fake accounts and other people and posts that don’t follow our Community Guidelines. As we remove these accounts, some people may notice a decrease in their follower/following counts,” the company announced in a statement this week. You may also have noticed some notifications on your app.

Well, some celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian have dropped millions upon millions of followers and we are going to recap who was affected the most by the purge.

Click inside to see the top ten celebrities who lost the most followers… More Here! »

Hayden Christensen Takes Over Toronto with 'American Heist'

Hayden Christensen hits the red carpet in his jacket and scarf while attending the premiere of his new movie American Heist held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 11) at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The 33-year-old actor was joined at the premiere by his co-star Akon, director Sarik Andreasyan, and a few of the movie’s producers.

Earlier in the day, Hayden and Akon stopped by the GUESS Portrait Studio to get some photos taken before heading to the premiere.

25+ pictures inside of Hayden Christensen promoting his new film… More Here! »

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Pete Wentz & will.i.am: Stars & Strikes Charity Event!

Pete Wentz and will.i.am hit the red carpet at the 2013 Stars and Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament on Wednesday (March 6) at PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center in Studio City, Calif.

The evening, spearheaded by Julie Pilat, benefited A Place Called Home, “a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles that supports underserved inner-city youth and empowers them to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, the arts, nutrition, fitness, college preparation and college scholarships.”

Akon, Hot Chelle Rae‘s Nash Overstreet and Ryan Follese, Jay Sean, Austin Mahone, Midnight Red, and The Wanted were also in attendance at the event, as well as Chris Brown, Becky G, Sammy Adams, Ariana Grande, T. Mills, and producers Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and JKash.

10+ pictures inside of Pete Wentz and others at the Stars and Strikes event… More Here! »

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