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Jim Jones Says He Once Had the Chance to Sign Drake, But Didn't

Drake was once turned down by Jim Jones.

During an interview last month that went unnoticed, the Dipset member spoke about the period when he had the opportunity to sign Drizzy, but ultimately passed.

“Drake definitely ran across my desk,” Jim admitted. “I got a call from Alan Grunblatt, I think I was on tour, and Alan was like, ‘I got this guy named Drake, uh, he’s an actor, he’s on Degrassi.’ I’m like, ‘Who the fuck is Drake on Degrassi?’ He let me hear him rapping like this boy could rap his ass off.”

Jones continued, “Then I looked at him, I’m like, ‘Boy, what do you mean? What am I going to do with boy? He’s an actor, he’s in a wheelchair on like uh, what is it, Disney Channel?’ I’m like, ‘Boy, I don’t know how to make this work out.’”

“Once again, I just wasn’t seeing past what I seen in front of me and shit like that,” Jim continued. “Weezy was smart enough to do so, and I remember being on another tour in the back of the bus and hearing Weezy and Drake rapping, and Drake saying something about Princess Diana and it’s going crazy. I’m like ‘Wow, life is crazy. This n***a is dead nasty, fuck what he look like.’”

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