T-Pain says Usher’s remarks about destroying the music business with Auto-Tune led to depression
T-Pain says Usher’s remarks about destroying the music industry with Auto-Tune led to four years of depression
T-Pain said he suffered from four years of depression after Usher told him that his use of Auto-Tune had “fucked up the music.”
Artist I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper), 35, speaking on Netflix show This Is Pop, spoke about the emotional reaction to criticism from his peers, according to GE.
“Usher was my friend,” rapper I’m Sprung said. “I really respect Usher. And he said, “I’m going to tell you something, man. You kinda screwed up the music.”
The latest: T-Pain, 35, said he suffered from four years of depression after Usher, 42, told him his use of Auto-Tune had “f *** ed the music”
T-Pain said he initially laughed at the remark until Usher pointed out that he wasn’t kidding.
And then he was like, ‘Yeah man, you really fucked up music for real singers,’ he said. ‘I was like,’ What did I do? I went out and used Auto-Tune. ”
He was like, ‘Yeah, you screwed him up. I’m like, ‘But I used it, I didn’t tell everyone to start using it. ” ‘
The bartender artist, who emerged victorious from the first season of The Masked Singer, said his colleague’s strong words resonated deeply with him for a long time.
I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper) artist, pictured in Las Vegas in 2019, made the reveal on Netflix show This Is Pop
The bartender artist said his colleague’s strong words have long resonated with him in a deep way. He was pictured in November 2019 in LA
“This is the very moment, and I don’t even think I realized it for a long time, but this is the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”
T-Pain notably used Auto-Tune in a number of songs, which had previously been used in hits such as the 1998 hit Cher from Believe; and a remix of Jennifer Lopez’s 1999 song If You Had My Love, which T-Pain said was his first time hearing it.
T-Pain is one of the guests of the Netflix docuseries, which aim to explore the great moments of pop. Other artists who will be speaking in the series include Babyface, Brandi Carlile, Chuck D, Shania Twain and members of ensembles such as Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, Blur and Oasis.
The series is slated for release on Netflix on Tuesday.