Akinyele Says He Has No Income; Fired From King Of Diamonds Strip Club
Rapper Akinyele Adams has filed for bankruptcy after two landlords tried to collect on the more than $22,000 in back rent he owes, Bossip has learned.
The rapper, known for his 1996 hit “Put It In Your Mouth,” quietly filed for bankruptcy in Florida last month, claiming that he has no income or property, but owes $500,000 to $1 million. He said he’s so broke, that he didn’t have the money to pay the $335 bankruptcy filing fee and asked the court to waive it.
But, astonishingly, Adams’ case was dismissed because he didn’t bother putting his social security number on the filing.
That means the landlord of the swanky Flamingo III apartment complex can now move to sue the 43-year-old, and evict him and 26-year-old gal pal Daffini Evans from their $3,000 a month pad. The landlord, MCZ/Cetnrum Flamingo 111, says in documents challenging the bankruptcy that Adams hasn’t paid the rent in months and owes $16,000.
Another landlord, Buena Hora LLC, said he owes them nearly $7,000 in rent for an apartment at the Barbizon Beach Club Condo on Ocean Drive, and hasn’t paid the $2,300 a month rent since last November.
When his rap career dried up, the serial rent-dodger began managing the King Of Diamonds strip club in Miami – even saying that he owned the place. But he has cut ties with the mammary mecca, saying in his bankruptcy filing that he’s unemployed.
“I was fired from my position at work without cause or reason, therefore making it virtually impossible to survive at this point,” Adams wrote in court papers.
Adams may have to come up with a new way of making money. More than 30 dancers sued Adams and King Of Diamonds over claims that the club financially exploited them.
We’ve reached out to Adams for comment.