Akon crowd surfs in plastic ball at African concert

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (PIX11) -- Hip-hop star Akon is catching some heat on Twitter for crowd surfing at his latest concert in Africa.

Some fans are accusing the R&B singer of using the giant hamster ball as an elaborate way to avoid Ebola.

Theconcert took place last Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Akon only used it when tumbling through the crowd and not on stage.

He's also used the giant orb at a bunch of other gigs, dating back to 2010 in all parts of the world.