Sneak Peek: Akon – ‘Behind the Music’

Akon shares his inspiring journey to the American Dream on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” Born in Senegal, Africa, the platinum hitmaker opens up about his home life and troubled past including a stint in prison for stealing cars. He also talks about the infamous time he tossed a fan offstage, discovering Lady Gaga, and being the last artist to record with Michael Jackson.

The one-hour special features commentary from his longtime friend Wyclef Jean and footage from his new video shoot for “Hurt Somebody,” a single off his upcoming album Stadium.

“Behind the Music: Akon” airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. Catch a sneak peek below.