Akon Talks Passing on Signing Drake: He Sounded Like Eminem (Flashback)



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In this flashback, Akon spoke about signing Lady Gaga, and he credited Jimmy Iovine for "throwing him a bone," and he went on to speak about Iovine later buying out his shares in Lady Gaga. Akon explained that the deal allowed him to invest on a larger scale, and he added that their legacies are intertwined. When asked about hearing Drake's demo and having the chance to sign him, Akon explained that Drake sounded like Eminem, but he hadn't put out "Best I Ever Had." Akon then pointed out that "everyone" had the opportunity to sign Drake, and he added that he's "worth every penny" because he's pivoted outside of the urban market.
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