Akon Claims ‘I Cashed Out’ on Lady Gaga Before Her Career Went ‘Down’

Is it right or wrong to talk about cashing out of a deal before it goes sour? According to Akon, doing just that, he cashed out on Lady Gaga before her career and sales began to tumble.

"Actually I cashed out. I got out when the getting was hot," Akon shared via Sway In The Morning. "It’s like a business, you build it to sell it. 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.”

As widely reported, Gaga's latest album, "ARTPOP," failed to live up to its predecessors including "The Fame" and "Born This Way."

Watch Akon's full interview with Sway in the clip below.