During a recent interview, Akon talked about passing on signing Drake.
“I honestly did pass on him because at the time, he didn’t sound like what he sounded like today,” Akon recalled. “The ‘Best I Ever Had,” it wasn’t even close to what that sounded like. I think he was at a position where he was finding himself. And I kind of heard it in the music, but ultimately, as time goes, people develop and they get better and they become the best because of things like that.”
Akon made it clear that Drake was not the artist that he was before and that he’s grown to be great.