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Akon sued by Egyptian superstar over failed video shoot

Jan 22, 2014 | 5:09am EST

Akon is facing a lawsuit from an Egyptian singer who alleges the R&B star failed to secure rapper Pitbull for his new video. Tamer Hosny, one of the Arab world's most high profile stars, claims he paid $300,000 (£187,500) for Akon and Pitbull to appear on his new song, Arabian Knight, with part of the deal being that they starred in the track's promo. However, in a new lawsuit, Hosny alleges Akon failed to deliver Pitbull as promised, and he lost the $100,000 (£62,500) he spent on cameras and a crew on the day of the video shoot. Pitbull, who has collaborated with Akon in the studio on several previous projects, has not been named in the lawsuit, according to

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