T-Pain revealed that he and Usher have not completely patched things up — despite what the “Let It Burn” singer said. During a recent appearance on “The Angie Martinez Show,” T-Pain was asked if he actually had a conversation with Usher after the “Bartender” vocalist revealed that he told him that he’d “fucked up music” by using auto-tune. He told Martinez that it was a “big lie.”
“So, I hit Usher after the interview came out, and I was like, ‘Yo, I’m sure you saw what’s going on,’ and then all he texted me back was, ‘Let’s not text, let’s talk,’” T-Pain explained. “And I was like, ‘Cool, hit me up.’” However, he said he “never heard from him.”
During an episode of Netflix’s “This Is Pop,” T-Pain revealed that he went into a four-year depression after Usher criticized his musical use of the auto-tune. “Usher was my friend,” the Florida native said. “I really respect Usher. And he said, ‘I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda fucked up music.’”
“He was like, ‘Yeah man you really fucked up music for real singers,’” the “Buy U a Drank” musician added. “I was like, ‘What did I do? I came out and I used auto-tune?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you fucked it up.’ I’m like, ‘But I used it, I didn’t tell everybody else to start using it.’”
In August, Usher revealed that the two had spoken and were on good terms in an interview with Billboard. “I’m happy that T-Pain said something. I’m not sure if it was before or after our actual conversation after I heard what was said. It was very hurtful to know that he had experienced that kind of hardship in life,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t wish the depression T-Pain felt by his remarks on anyone else.
Check out T-Pain’s interview below.