16. Akon exaggerates his jail experience
Akon broke out with his hit song “Locked Up,” in which he claimed to be running a ring of car thieves and serving four years in prison.
The truth was that he was arrested in 1998 for possession of a stolen BMW, the case was subsequently dropped by a Georgia court. He has been arrested on other occasions, but the stiffest sentence he has faced was three years’ probation for gun possession. Since then, he’s made millions of dollars on his own and having a heavy hand in the success of Lady Gaga. Jokes on us, huh?