The singer, whose real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm, shared that his then friend, Usher made a comment criticizing his use of auto-tune led him to a four-year depression.
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“Usher was my friend,” T-Pain said in the video. “I really respect Usher. And he was like, ‘Man. I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda f**ked up music.'” T-Pain shared that he thought Usher was joking at the moment while they were on the way to the 2013 BET Awards.
“I’m like, ‘But I used it, I didn’t tell everybody else to start using it,'” T-Pain said. “I don’t even think I realized this for a long time, but that’s the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”
Usher’s comment was referring to his use of auto-tune effect which alters voices. T-Pain became known for this sound during that era with his hits “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Blame It”, and “Low.”
“I didn’t understand,” T-Pain said. “I thought he was joking at first, but then he was like, ‘Yeah man you really (expletive) up music for real singers.'”
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