Cameo, which lets fans pay for shoutout videos from celebs, has become a gig economy for celebs during the pandemic as some use it to compensate for income loss (Zach Schonfeld/VICE)

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Cameo, which lets fans pay for shoutout videos from celebs, has become a gig economy for celebs during the pandemic as some use it to compensate for income loss  —  On March 20, Steven Galanis, the CEO and co-founder of Cameo, took a call from Akon, the R&B singer behind the 2006 hit “Smack That.”