T-Pain has said he meant no harm when he came forward with his story about how Usher’s criticism of his music sent him into a 4-year battle with depression.
In case you missed it: the rapper revealed this in the upcoming Netflix series “This Is Pop,” saying the statement from his famous “friend” sent into a 4-year battle with depression.
“Usher was my friend,” he said. “I really respect Usher. And he said, ‘I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda f–ked up music.’”
T-Pain said he had thought Usher was joking, until the “Confessions” singer doubled down on his comments. “And then he was like, ‘Yeah man you really f–ked up music for real singers,’” T-Pain recalled Usher saying. “I was like, ‘What did I do? I came out and I used Auto-Tune.’”
“He was like, ‘Yeah, you f–ked it up.’ I’m like, ‘But I used it, I didn’t tell everybody else to start using it.’”
T-Pain added that these comments would become the catalyst for his lengthy depression. You can read all about that here.
Usher caught a lot of flak for this, prompting T-Pain to take to his Twitter and address the situation: “I still love and respect Usher. Telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man. Ppl talk shit about me 24/7, but when it comes from someone you truly respect it hits very different. I never said f*ck Ursh it was a drop in the ocean of shit I was already goin through.”
I still love and respect @Usher telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man. Ppl talk shit about me 24/7 but when it comes from someone you truly respect it hits very different. I never said f*ck Ursh it was a drop in the ocean of shit I was already goin through
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 22, 2021