Smack That
by Akon

Album: Konvicted (2006)
Charted: 1 2

Songfacts®:

  • This song is blatantly sexual, with Akon describing a girl who is attracted to him because of his wealth and fame. Knowing this, he considers taking her back to his place where he can engage her in a sexual act where she will be positioned in a way that she can look back and see him smacking her in the rear.
  • Eminem raps on this. Other songs on the album feature raps by Snoop Dogg and Styles P.
  • In October 2006, this broke the record for biggest jump on the US charts when it leaped from 95 to 7, mainly because of heavy download sales. In April 2007, the record was broken by Shakira and Beyoncé's "Beautiful Liar."
  • The music video is a takeoff on the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte movie 48 Hours. Akon plays Murphy's role of a convict who is released for a short time so he can help solve a crime. The music video diverges from the movie plot as Akon goes to a club and meets up with Eminem. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • Akon mispronounces Lamborghini Gallardo as Ga-la-do instead of Gay-ar-do. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kye - Tullahoma, TN

Comments: 5

  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United States>> I saw epic videos about this While he is singing this Song , He ACCIDENTALLY SMACK HIS OWN FACE .... ( everybody laughs )
  • Lilly from East Meadow, Nyi so figured this, where he said "and possibly bend ya over, look back and watch me smack that" is what he meant
  • Thomas from Stirling, United Kingdomsorry guiio, its pronounced gayardo, from lambo promo
  • Giulio from Bronx, Nylol it is actually gallardo exactly how it looks. NOT gayardo.
  • Kiwi from Brooklyn, Nywow.every song by rappers these days are about sex.
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