I'm So Paid

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"I'm So Paid"
Im So Paid - Official Single Cover.jpg
Single by Akon featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
from the album Freedom
ReleasedOctober 4, 2008 (U.S.)
FormatDigital download
GenreR&B, hip hop
LabelKonvict Muzik/Universal Motown
Songwriter(s)A. Thiam, D. Carter, J. Jenkins, Noel Fisher, Peter Tindall
Producer(s)Noel "Detail" Fisher
Akon singles chronology
"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
"I'm So Paid"
"Body on Me"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Cuddy Buddy"
"I'm So Paid"
"All My Life (In the Ghetto)"
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"I'm So Paid"
"Crazy World"

"I'm So Paid" is the second single from Akon's third studio album, Freedom. The track features additional vocals from Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. The song was released as a digital download worldwide and a physical single in France only on October 4, 2008. Akon mentions Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt in his verse because the runner mentions that he listens to Akon's music. Fellow Olympian Michael Phelps is referenced in Young Jeezy's verse. The song is in the key of F# major.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the track was filmed in September 2008. Akon said that it would be a James Bond kind of video. The video features Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, and was directed by Gil Green. DJ Khaled and T-Pain are featured as a cameo. Konvict Muzik artists Kardinal Offishall, Billy Blue, Tami Chynn, Bu Thiam, and Cash Money artist Lil Chuckee were also featured in a cameo.[1] The video was released on October 30, 2008.[2] Clothing brand Coogi underwrote the entire $1-million production cost for the video.[3] The music video begins with Akon entering a yacht off a helicopter, giving the female dealer (Tami Chynn) a diamond in exchange for money. As Akon and another woman leave, the dealer discovers the jewelry gone, and asks her assistants to get them. Akon and the woman escape by boat and car. As Akon parked the car, he gave the money to the girl in exchange for the diamond. The girl later discovers that the money is fake.

Track listing[edit]

  • French CD single
  1. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) – 4:23
  2. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne) (No Rap) – 3:22


Chart (2008–09) Peak
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 8
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 41
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[6] 53
France (SNEP)[7] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 86
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 47


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Akon (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) - Making Of "I'm So Paid" [Behind The Scenes]. Accessed October 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Akon (Feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne) - I'm So Paid official video.
  3. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (2008-12-23). "Labels, websites in video tussle - Los Angeles Times". Latimes.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Akon Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Akon – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Akon.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200927 into search.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Akon: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Akon – I'm So Paid". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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