Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Love You
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“I Wanna Love You” is the second single from Akon‘s sophomore album Konvicted. It features an appearance by Snoop Dogg, and a shorter version appears on Snoop Dogg’s album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. Originally called “I Wanna Fuck You”, the song was renamed on Akon’s album due to its explicit title. The original title appears on Snoop Dogg’s album. Both album versions of the song contain the chorus “I wanna fuck you,” while the radio version of the song contains the lyrics, “I wanna love you.” This song is Akon’s first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and is also Snoop’s second #1 on the same chart. The song was originally made by an up and coming rapper from Ft. Myers, Florida, Plies, but his verse was replaced by Snoop’s. Even his name has been left out from the writers’ credits. The video was directed by Benny Boom and premiered on BET’s 106 & Park on November 17, 2006.
It was performed live at the 2006 American Music Awards.
There is a reggaeton remix of the song featuring Tego Calderon and Don Omar
There is a remix featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
The single will be released in the UK on 12 February 2007 according to BBC Radio 1.