The idea to release a fragrance with handcuffs on the packaging was not Akon’s idea after all. In fact, the “Smack That” entertainer/mogul has filed suit against former business partners that he says used his likeness for their own scent.
In documents filed earlier this month, sources say Akon was in talks to develop his own scent, but was met with a surprise when he found out perfume executives formed Konvict Cosmetics International and started selling a scent called Konvict without his prior approval.
Combating the other Konvict, Akon is now demanding that all production of the scent be stopped.
While they have not commented since Akon’s filing, Konvict Cosmetics International issued a statement in March, claiming to be excited over the scent.
“We are excited and honored to launch Konvict with AKON which we project strong sales in this celebrity fragrance market,” said Jack Aini, Managing Director of Konvict Cosmetics, International, LLC.
According to Aini, ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Konfidence Foundation, founded to bring public awareness of the conditions in Africa and providing underprivileged African youth with access to learning, recreational environments and wellness services.