Akon opened up about his decision to pass on signing MoneyBagg Yo.
“OG Boo Dirty was the one that introduced me to Moneybagg [Moneybagg Yo] you know he’s signed to Yo Gotti but we had him first okay but we never signed him,” Akon said. “Ain’t that crazy, OG came to me and said, ‘Yo Kon he’s the next n-gga,’ like, but at the time I wasn’t focused.”
He continued to DJ Vlad, “OG came to the house, I mean um he brought Moneybagg with him and Moneybagg had a record bro, till this day if he release it I always said that was gonna be his biggest record, it’s called ‘I Need A Plug’ okay I heard that record I went f-ckin’ crazy,” Akon said. “I was like, ‘Oh this record is out of here this kid is gone,’ that’s what convinced me to what it was.”
But Akon had to return to Africa for business. When he returned, MoneyBagg had already blown up…Akon missed the bag.