Akon has confirmed what we already know -- T-Pain is a Young Money soldier.

Rumors have been circulating for months that T-Pizzle has left Akon's label, Konvict Muzik, for the greener pastures at Lil Wayne's Young Money camp. Although Pain has been tight-lipped about his deal with Weezy, he got a nice prize out of it -- a blinged-out $100,000 YM chain.

When confronted with the rumors about T-Pain leaving Konvict Muzik for Young Money, Akon was more than gracious to spill the beans. "That's Pain's business decision. We've got one more album on Pain, which is the one he's about to release now," he told VladTV. "After that, Pain is free, man. He's his own entrepreneur and decisions from this point [on] he has to make on his own."

The rapper-crooner also reiterated that there is no beef between him and Pain. "I'm happy for him," he says. "Whichever way he goes, that's my little brother [and] he gets the support from us."

In our opinion, T-Pain's jump to Young Money was a wise business move that should prove lucrative for the Grammy-winning rapper-producer. Pain and Weezy have created hits together in the past, including the get-money anthem, 'I Got Money.'

Watch Akon Respond to T-Pain Joining Young Money