Trey Songz Reveals The Shocking Reason Why He Didn't Sign Drake...

Trey Songz Reveals The Shocking Reason Why He Didn't Sign Drake...

"I saw the talent in him..."

Published November 29, 2018

It's no secret that lustful crooner Trey Songz and Canadian playboy Drake are a musical match made in heaven.  With hits like 2009's "Successful," 2010's "Invented Sex," and their vintage collab, "Replacement Girl," fans are obsessed with both men's artistry, but while promoting his surprise double release11 and 28, Trigga sat with famed radio host Big Boy to dish about his new music and spill the tea on what went down between him and Drizzy back in the day.

The two recently linked up while the Thank Me Later emcee wrapped up his Aubrey and Three Migos tour, but Trey reminded everyone that this was the second time both artists were on stage together in awhile. During the 30-minute interview, Mr. Steal Your Girl reflected on that day over a decade ago when he, sort of, discovered a budding Drake, fresh off the set of Degrassi. 

Not yet in his prime, the "Panty Droppa" singer was living in an unfinished basement in Atlanta with his manager at the time. Drake walked in, toting his "Replacement Girl" demo. Upon hearing the song, Trigga heard the melodic vocals, which he felt were similar to his actual tone and Drake invited him to be on the track. "From then, we started making music and built a relationship," Trey continued.

  1. "Drake wanted to sign to me early on, but I couldn't do what needed to be done for him," the singer revealed

    As a fellow artist, it seems that Trigga would've preferred to bite the bullet than be selfish, which ultimately worked out for them both. However, when initially putting his own career on line to help a fresh face break into the industry, Trey said his decision to work with Drake was a no-brainer. 

    "I saw the talent in him. Drake ain't look like [how] he look now. Cool as hell. Confidence on heavy. He wasn't that guy [...] but when you listen to his music, you could hear that confidence. You could tell he was gon' be good," said the R&B singer.

  2. It may seem bittersweet, but we think Drake did pretty well for himself, in spite of the brief setback

    Peep the full interview below.

  3. For nostalgia's sake, stream vintage Drake's debut, "Replacement Girl" as well

Written by Mya Abraham

(Photos from left: Erika Goldring/Getty Images, Joseph Okpako/Getty Images)


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