Akon pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour criminal charges today (December 3) stemming from an incident in which he allegedly tossed a young fan into the audience at one of his concerts earlier this year.
As a result, the hip-hop star, whose real name is Aliaune Thiam, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment, reports the Associated Press.
“It was never Akon‘s intention to violate the law,” his lawyer Benjamin Brafman said in a statement. “This unfortunate incident was a spontaneous reaction during a live concert that Akon deeply regrets.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.