Popular Akon fends off 'kissing guys'

R&B star Akon, pictured above, is so popular in his native Senegal that he has had to hire round-the-clock security to protect him from female, and even male, fans.

The Smack That star has developed a devoted following in his home country, and some people occasionally go too far when trying to express their admiration.

He explains: "Some people faint right in front of you.

"I have had guys rush through crowds and force themselves through security to try and kiss me on the cheek. And they are the guys." - Wenn