In a bold move to ignite discussions, Akon, the artist known for his hit “Locked Up,” showcased his masterful ability to command attention during a recent interview on the “Drink Champs” show. While his appearance on the show in July quickly spread across social media platforms, it wasn’t due to controversial statements or vintage Hip-Hop anecdotes. Surprisingly, the spotlight was on Akon’s choice of attire – a faux Dior jacket.
The jacket, adorned with a logo reminiscent of the iconic French fashion house, bore the slightly altered label “Drio.” Internet users soon caught on and took to various online platforms to humorously critique Akon’s choice. Rather than being deceived into purchasing imitation designer wear, Akon confessed that this particular move was a well-calculated maneuver to spark intrigue and engagement.
In a recent encounter with French Montana, Akon openly discussed his decision to don the fake Dior jacket. He acknowledged that he was fully aware of the attention it would generate, explaining, “I knew I knew that sh** was going to raise engagement,” He admitted that the jacket was indeed an imitation Dior design, chosen strategically for its potential to captivate audiences.
Contrary to his past experience buying a counterfeit Hublot watch for French Montana, Akon asserted that this time he wasn’t swayed by deceit. He didn’t resort to the notorious Canal Street knockoff market in New York, a destination commonly associated with counterfeit merchandise. Instead, he revealed that he obtained the fake Dior jacket through “one of my associates from Africa.”
Akon’s anticipation of viewers’ reactions played out as expected. He affirmed, “All it takes is for one observant person to notice, and the content spreads like wildfire on the internet. It fulfilled its intended purpose precisely as we envisioned.”
While Akon made no mention of his faux Dior jacket during the “Drink Champs” interview, he did admit to procuring a counterfeit watch for French Montana. This disclosure was accompanied by his acknowledgment of his limited knowledge of luxury watches, recalling that a vendor on Canal Street persuaded him to acquire the imitation timepiece for a mere $5,000.