Akon is Selling His Georgia Home “Right Now”

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Akon may soon be singing “I’m So Paid” if he gets the asking price for his mansion in Sandy Springs, Georgia, which just hit the market for $2.595 million.

The singer and producer has priced the home to sell quickly; he purchased it in 2007 for $2.685 million, which is more than he is asking for! And he’s poured some serious cash into the home over the years, making a variety of customizations, including custom lights around the pool. Those lights caused him some trouble in 2015, when he was reportedly sued by Durable Steel Structures for unpaid work on his mansion. According to The Times of India, Durable Steel designed an LED glass floor that was supposed to project coral reef images. When the time came to install, the company had still not been paid, and have since sued for payment.

The ultra glam 14,994-square-foot mansion had a moment of fame, when the home and the rapper were featured on an episode of MTV’s Cribs. It’s no wonder why: the six bedroom, seven bathroom pad comes with everything you need to host an elaborate party.“The home features a light up pool, marble floors, and your very own sauna,” said Marlana Newton, a Redfin real estate agent in Sandy Springs “It even comes with a disco ball chandelier!”

Akon must have been looking to stay in shape, as the house features a racquetball/basketball court, tennis court, and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The property also includes two guest houses, a golf course, and 24-hour security to keep the paparazzi out.

The home was purchased under Darrick Stephens aka “DeVyne Stephens” who represents Akon under his label, Upfront Records. Their latest venture is an  app called “Stadium,” which will allow users to stream his five part album Stadium for free, supported by ads. You can even download your very own Akon emojis and ringtones. The app and album are set to release sometime in 2016.

What emoji would you give Akon’s house? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @Redfin

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allisondunmore

Allison is a PR Coordinator for Redfin. When she's not writing content for the Fun & Fabulous section, she's finding creative home projects to do in her own studio apartment. Her dream home would be a huge open loft with lots of room for entertaining friends and hanging out with her two cats. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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