Akon’s in the Dominican Republic. No, he’s not on vacation. He’s visiting his friend, el merenguero urbano, Omega, behind bars.
“In the Dominican Republic visiting Omega in lock up! About to bring him home!” he tweeted, along with a picture of the two artists together.
Omega, real name Antonio Peter de la Rosa, was charged with domestic violence and will spend the next 3 months en el Centro de Corrección y Rehabilitación de San Pedro de Macorís.
Tough break for Omega, but if anyone can relate to him it’s Akon, who himself has been ‘locked up’ in the past.
This isn’t the first time Omega has had a run in with the law. In 2008, he was arrested for physically harming his ex-wife and on a separate occasion for assaulting a waitress.
Is that why he’s nicknamed “El Fuerte”? Hope not.
By Omar Paredes