Plies Has No Beef With Akon, Says He’s Squeezing The Rap Game

In no way is there a problem amongst me and another party.

Fort Myers, Florida rapper Plies, born Algernod Lanier Washington, reportedly had one of the hottest tracks in Florida, “I Wanna Love You” which was produced by and featured singer Akon. However, Plies mysteriously disappeared from the song and was replaced by Snoop Dogg which landed on the charts.

According to interviews, Akon stated that there was some miscommunication between him and Plies in regards to who held the rights to the track, reported MTV.

“I think a lot of times when good things happen in your life,” Plies told MTV News recently, “that’s the only thing that people like to acknowledge. … And I beg to differ. I think a lot of times some of the bad things that happen in your life are hidden blessings as well. For that particular situation with Akon, out of respect to the situation, I never try to talk about issues that all parties aren’t currently here to talk about with me. … In no way is there a problem amongst me and another party. [Akon and I] had the luxury of collaborating on my album. It’s a real, real big record [called ‘Hypnotized’]. That ‘I Wanna Love You’ record was a big record for him, and I take my hat off to him and Snoop and congratulate them.

” ‘Hypnotized,’ ” Plies added, “[is a] guaranteed monster. I feel really good about it.”

Since then, the rapper has released his song “Shawty” featuring T-Pain who was quoted as the next-best producer after Akon.

In other news, the rapper reportedly spoke about where his name derived from in the August issue of Vibe and more.

When asked about his name the rapper responded: “Plies is a tool, You can use it to put the squeeze on things, like I’m doing to these n*ggas in the rap game. I got the squeeze on them real tight, they feeling the pressure, or you can use it to pull things out. I pull out all the bullsh*t and keep the real you feel me? It also a word you can use in terms of things goin’ on in yo life, ya dig. You may hear something I say and say that it plies to me. Plies straight to me.”

Vibe: “I’ve heard of a tool called a Pliers and the term applies.”

Plies: “You know what I’m trying to say my n*gga, just buy my album, I’m from the South my n*gga, we don’t learn no grammar. My Album out August 7, 2007, cop three copies each, it’s Christmas in July fo’ real, ya dig? ”

During his appearance on 106 & Park on August 7th, the rapper told VJ Rocsi that the word “plies” was a term used by and him and old friends growing up and they would call a person “plies” when the person was making money.

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