Akon spoke with MTV News about working with Eminem on his new track ‘Smack That’. “Being on a record with Eminem and it being my record, that’s major,” Akon said. “He don’t really work with a lot of outside people. Trying to secure him, it was a blessing because it was easy. I never thought it would be so easy. I realized how much I’ve grown as artist and how much he respects me as an artist. He received me with open arms. I’m always going to be grateful to him.” Read more.