Did T-Pain plan to diss Jay-Z for 'Death of Auto-Tune’ song? Fans say ‘good thing he didn’t'

Even though the song was not aimed at a particular individual, T-Pain revealed that he took Jay-Z’s song 'Death of Auto-Tune’ personally


                            Did T-Pain plan to diss Jay-Z for 'Death of Auto-Tune’ song? Fans say ‘good thing he didn’t'
T-Pain was offended by Jay-Z's song 'Death of auto-tune' and had planned to diss him (Photo by Paras Griffin/Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Record producer and rapper T-Pain has faced a lot of heat on several occasions for popularizing auto-tune and looks like hip-hop stalwart Jay-Z too was not fond of the concept. We all know how the rapper dropped a diss track called ‘D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)’ on his 2009 album The ‘Blueprint 3’ taking a dig at rappers and singers using auto-tune to make their songs perfect to the T.

Even though the track was not aimed at a particular individual, T-Pain in an interview recently revealed that he took Jay-Z’s song personally adding that he did record a diss track against the anti-auto-tune anthem after he got heckled by a few fans following a concert in Las Vegas. For the unversed, T-Pain had also recently spilled the beans how pop star Usher had slammed him earlier for “f**ing up music” by bringing auto-tune into the mainstream.
 
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Why did T-Pain want to diss Jay-Z? 

Making an appearance on REVOLT’s Drink Champs podcast, T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm, confessed that he did record a diss track the title of which he could not remember, saying, “I did. It was going to be the intro to my next album”. The Tallahassee native further stated, “I made the record after I did a show in Vegas and everybody in the crowd was like, ‘JAY-Z killed you, bro!' I was like, ‘All right, I’m never doing shows again!’ And it’s all, like, bros, it’s all white boys with their shirts off and s**t. ‘JAY-Z, it’s the Roc, bro. F**k you, bro!’”

The 36-year-old artist added, “I ended the show early and then I just tried to drink myself to death. I was just ready to go, man. I went in the studio and started recording the record.” He added, “I don’t even think I finished because my manager came into the booth while I was doing it and it was like, ‘Let’s just stop. All right, now you’re doing too much.'” Thanks to the management, the song ultimately never saw the light of the day.

Speaking of Jay-Z’s song ‘D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)’, it might not have been aimed at a specific individual but it was widely perceived as a diss track against T-Pain. The lyrics of the track go like, “This is anti auto-tune, death of the ring-tone/ This ain't for iTunes, this ain't for sing alongs/ This is Sinatra at the opera, bring a blonde/ Preferably with a fat a** who can sing a song/ Wrong, this ain't politically correct (arh!)/ This might offend my political connects (arh!)”



 

 



 



 

 

‘T-Pain is 12 years late’, says Twitter

A few social media users reacted to T-Pain’s latest interview. Speaking on the same one user stated, “He just his career going. Jay has too much hand. But it could lead up to something. I think there’s something there.” Another user trolled the music producer and said, “What's new? @TPAIN would have got sh**ted on at that time. Why bother NOW?” Speaking on similar lines, one tweeted, “T-Pain is 12 years late Man” followed by a laughing face emoticon. Whereas, one took a sigh of relief saying, “Good thing he didn’t.”

Jay-Z performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images 

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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