Did Usher bully T-Pain? 'Depressed' rapper says singer blamed him for 'f***ing up music'
In a documentary, T-Pain revealed how Usher held him responsible for 'f***ing up music' by bringing auto-tune into the mainstream
Rapper and auto-tune pioneer T-Pain and singer Usher made a bunch of hits together in mid-2000s including ‘Stop Playin’ and ‘I Don’t Mind’ among others and shared a good rapport with each other. However, a new interview clip of T-Pain from the Netflix series ‘This is Pop' revealed a different story altogether which shocked a lot of social media users.
In the documentary released on the streaming giant, T-Pain spilled the beans on how he went into depression for four years after Usher held him responsible for “f**ing up music” by bringing auto-tune into the mainstream. The award-winning music producer stated that the comment made by Usher took him by surprise. Netflix's ‘This is Pop’ dives deep into pop music and sheds light on some of the most crucial moments of the genre. Each episode from the series is a unique documentary ranging from topics like auto-tune to boy bands and country-pop.
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The interview snippet which went viral, saw T-Pain revealing how he was earlier good friends with Usher adding that initially, he thought the singer was fooling around with his ‘f**ked up music' comments. The incident dates back to 2013 when both the musicians took a flight back home from the BET Awards. The unfortunate incident apparently changed their relationship forever.
When the interviewer in the docu-series mentioned the incident, the 35-year-old record producer stated, as reported by Complex, “Usher was my friend. I really respect Usher.” He added a flight attendant woke him up and explained that Usher wanted to speak with him. He revealed Usher then told him, “I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda f**ked up music.’” Usher then added, “Yeah man you really f**ked up music for real singers.’ A stunned T-Pain then asked him, “What did I do? I came out and I used Auto-Tune.” To which Usher reverted “Yeah, you f**ked it up.” T-Pain had then replied, “But I used it, I didn’t tell everybody else to start using it.’” As aforementioned, T-Pain cited this incident as the reason behind his four-year depression.
‘This was evil as hell’, says Twitter
The video clip of T-Pain quickly broke the Internet as a majority of social media users slammed Usher for his statements. One said, “I love Usher, but I can’t get with this. This was evil as hell.” Another furious user said, “Now I know usher didn’t tell the amazing t pain that he f**ked up music with auto tune when usher came out with OMG.” One added, “Usher about to catch these hands for being the reason why we didn’t have music from T-Pain for a while.”
Meanwhile, another user chimed and shared, “What a piece of mushy s**t you are bro @Usher” The next one posted, “Usher eventually hopped on the auto-tune trend. It literally makes no sense for him to be calling out T-Pain.” One added, “If I was TPain I would have swung on Usher.” Another user concluded, “T PAIN doesn’t do anything to anybody. Ugh now we gotta kill usher.”
I love Usher, but I can’t get with this. This was evil as hell. https://t.co/gtfFduMQmC— LC (@KrishaMariahh) June 21, 2021
Now I know usher didn’t tell the amazing t pain that he fucked up music with auto tune when usher came out with OMG.— bi wife ✨ (@jessicar0bin) June 21, 2021
Usher about to catch these hands for being the reason why we didn’t have music from T-Pain for a while— hi⁷ ⬟ (@btschicana) June 21, 2021
Usher eventually hopped on the auto-tune trend. It literally makes no sense for him to be calling out T-Pain 🤦🏽♀️— HHH 🦋 (@xnotsurprisedmf) June 21, 2021
If I was TPain I would have swung on Usher.— TheBusinessOfBuildingVol.1 (@sirHASHington) June 21, 2021
T PAIN doesn’t do anything to anybody. Ugh now we gotta kill usher.— soul. (@nottodayyoubum) June 21, 2021