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T-Pain says Usher’s remarks about destroying the music industry with Auto-Tune led to depression

Change your Auto-Tune? T-Pain says he still has ‘love and respect’ for Usher after he said his height-altering comments had him down for four years

  • T-Pain said he faced four years of depression after Usher told him his use of Auto-Tune ‘blew the music off’
  • But in a later tweet, T-Pain said, “I still love & respect @Usher telling this story was in no way meant to disrespect this man.”
  • The rapper spoke on Netflix show This Is Pop and spoke about the emotional reaction to his peer’s criticism










T-Pain said he still has “love and respect” for Usher after his comments about the singer went viral on Tuesday.

The rapper said he faced four years of depression after Usher told him his use of Auto-Tune had “fucked up the music”.

The I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper) artist, 35, speaking on Netflix show This Is Pop, opened up about the emotional reaction to his peer’s criticism, according to EO.

But in a later tweet, T-Pain said, “I still love & respect @Usher saying this story was in no way meant to disrespect this man.” People talk about me 24/7, but when it comes from someone you really respect, it’s very different.

Rapper I’m Sprung said in the documentary, “Usher was my friend.” I really respect Usher. And he said, “I’m going to tell you something, man. You kinda screwed up the music.”

Usher was seen at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards last month in Los Angeles

The latest: T-Pain, 35, said he faced four years of depression after Usher, 42, told him his use of Auto-Tune had ‘fucked up the music’

T-Pain said he initially laughed at the remark until Usher pointed out he wasn’t kidding.

“And then he said, ‘Yeah man, you really screwed up the 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 it up. ”I’m like, ”But I used it, I didn’t tell everyone to start using it. ”’

Artist Bartender, who emerged victorious in the first season of The Masked Singer, said his colleague’s strong words resonated with him in a deep way for a long time.

Change your Auto-Tune?  T-Pain then took to Twitter to clarify his comments saying he still had

Change your Auto-Tune? T-Pain then took to Twitter to clarify his comments saying he still had ‘love and respect’ for Usher.

I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper) artist, pictured in Las Vegas in 2019, made the revelation on Netflix show This Is Pop

I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper) artist, pictured in Las Vegas in 2019, made the revelation on Netflix show This Is Pop

The artist bartender said his colleague's strong words had left a deep impression on him for a long time.  He was snapped in November 2019 in LA

The artist bartender said his colleague’s strong words had left a deep impression on him for a long time. He was snapped in November 2019 in LA

“It’s the very moment, and I don’t think I even realized it for a long time, but it was 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 Cher’s 1998 hit Believe; and a remix of Jennifer Lopez’s 1999 song If You Had My Love, which T-Pain says was the first time he’d heard it.

T-Pain is among the guests of the Netflix docuseries, which aims to explore the great moments of pop. Other artists to speak on the show 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 set to drop on Netflix on Tuesday.