In the interview he calls Akon and his brother Bu manipulative and dirty, among other things. Bu, CEO of Konvict Muzik, released a statement calling Shaheed’s claims untrue and financially motivated.
Shaheed was T-Pain’s manager before he signed with Konvict Muzik. Shaheed feels that he developed T-Pain and Akon got the finished product.
In the April/May issue of Sister 2 Sister, T-Pain’s mom Aliyah Najm, who is divorced from Shaheed, confirms that when they were still together and developing T-Pain she and Shaheed spent lots of money on T-Pain’s career. She even had a limited-edition Cadillac repossessed because they chose to buy equipment for him instead of paying the car note.
In this video, Mama Pain sheds light on T-Pain’s "love-hate" relationship with his father.
–Sabrina M. Parker