R&B star Akon is facing court action from his former attorneys over unpaid legal fees.

The singer hired lawyers at Davis and Winston in Beverly Hills, California to represent him in a 2012 breach of contract lawsuit filed against him by concert promoters at Sundiada Triado, who had accused the Sexy Chick hitmaker of allegedly skipping a show he had been paid $10,000 (£6,250) to play.

The case was settled in January (14), and in April (14), Davis and Winston executives sent an invoice for $62,613 (£39,133) to Akon and his fellow defendants - his brother Omar Thiam and chiefs at the star's touring company Kon Live.

Now, the legal eagles claim the bill has yet to be paid and they are taking Akon, Thiam and Kon Live representatives to court in Los Angeles for breach of written contract and services rendered at an agreed price.

Akon has yet to respond to the latest suit.

It's not the first time the singer has been sued by his own lawyers - in 2012, attorneys at a Georgia firm launched legal action against the star over outstanding fees relating to a 2011 construction lawsuit.