Akon plays Auburn

The Auburn Plainsman today reports that rapper Akon will perform for the college's spring concert on April 9 at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum — though a contract has yet to be signed.

The concert will be free for Auburn students, and there will be no outside admission. Time is TBA.

The rapper, who was born in Senegal but lives in Jersey, is best known for hit songs like "Don't Matter," "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That."