T-Pain Defends Usher Following Auto-Tune Diss


T-Pain took to social media Tuesday to defend Usher after the R&B star came under fire for sparking T-Pain’s “four-year depression.”

In the “Auto-Tune” episode of the Canadian series This Is Pop, which aired in March on CTV, T-Pain recalled being taken aside on an airplane by Usher in 2013.

“He was like, ‘I want to tell you something, man’ … He sounded real concerned. He was like, ‘Man, you kinda f**ked up music.’ I didn’t understand. Usher was my friend,” T-Pain shared. “He was like, ‘Nah, man, you really f**ked up music for real singers.’

“Literally at that point, I couldn’t listen. Is he right? Did I f**k this up? Did I f**k up music? That is the very moment – and I don’t think I realized that for a long time – that’s the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”

After the episode streamed in the U.S., many fans slammed Usher on social media.

On Tuesday, T-Pain said he still loves and respects Usher. “Telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man,” he tweeted. “Ppl talk s**t about me 24/7 but when it comes from someone you truly respect it hits very different.

“I never said f**k Ursh it was a drop in the ocean of s**t I was already goin through.”

Usher has not commented publicly on T-Pain’s comments.

This Is Pop was co-produced by Toronto’s Banger Films and Bell Media (parent company of this website).

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