*A promoter in Belgium is suing Akon for backing out of a concert after paying him $125,000 up front.

According to TMZ, promoter Lofraco Belgium claims the singer and his booking agents signed a contract for the artist to perform in October of 2009 and were paid $125,000.

But eight days before the concert, the promoter was told Akon had to cancel his appearance because of “scheduling conflicts,” the lawsuit states.

The suit claims breach of contract, fraud and concealment — and the plaintiff wants $250,000 in expenses back and punitive damages in the multi-millions, TMZ reports.