In April 2007, Akon hosted an impromptu dance contest at Club Zen in Trinidad. Akon rewarded the winning audience member with an invite to dance with him on stage. "It's called Dirty Whining. It's a sex-driven dance, but it can get aggressive," Akon says on VH1's 'Behind the Music' episode, airing tonight (April 11). Shortly after the contest, a Youtube clip of their on-stage dance hit the 'net only to reveal that the young lady, "dirty whining," was 15 yrs. old.
"I'm sitting in a 21 and older club. I never thought she was younger than 21," Akon explains."But ultimately, if the due diligence was done, security wise, we wouldn't have been in that position in the first place. And for a minor to go through an ordeal like that, especially with someone she looked up to, it made her dream become a nightmare."
On tonight's (April 11) VH1's 'Behind the Music' episode, Akon speaks on the incident that changed his career and the impact it his views of the media. Check out a sneak peek below.