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Akon Rips Off the Flaming Lips

See the man in that ball floating on top of all those people in that image to your left? That's Akon, at a New Year's show in Senegal. And if that particular move looks familiar, it may be because the "float on top of the crowd in a giant ball" move is one of the elemental units of Flaming Lips' front man Wayne Coyne's shtick! (See here.) Let's just say Coyne should be honored his technique is being picked up by the masses and not worry too much about the plagiarism aspect. Plus, there is one other thing Wayne has in common with Akon: We have it on good authority that Coyne also, on occasion, likes to "smack that." [TMZ]

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