Akon has revealed that he no longer works with Lady Gaga because she has already reached her peak.
The ‘Poker Face’ star was originally signed to Akon’s Kon Live label, but he ended the deal “before it was too late”.
“I got out while the gooding (sic) was hot. It’s like a business, you build it to sell it,” Akon told US DJ Sway on his radio show.
“When I got it to the peak of where I felt it couldn’t go nowhere, and there was nowhere left to go but down, I cashed out, in other words I sold my share and got out before it was too late.”
Lady Gaga at the 2013 Jingle Bell Ball
A fellow DJ on the show then added that the sales for ARTPOP didn’t match Gaga’s previous successes, to which Akon replied: “That’s why I got out.”
Lady Gaga’s latest album ARTPOP went Top 10 in over 30 countries worldwide upon its release back in November.
The collection landed at number one in major music markets in the US, UK and Japan