T-Pain Says He Didn’t Mean to Disrespect Usher after Disclosing Singer Insulted His Music

T-Pain Says He Didn’t Mean to Disrespect Usher after Disclosing Singer Insulted His Music

  • T-Pain had earlier disclosed that Usher slammed his auto-tune music during a plane encounter in 2013
  • Following up on the comments, T-Pain said he did not mean to disrespect Usher but just noted how his criticism affected his mental health
  • The I'm Sprung hitmaker said he was going through a lot during that period, and Usher's words were just a drop in the ocean

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US singer T-Pain has backtracked on earlier comments he revealed regarding how fellow star Usher affected his mental health.

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T-Pain earlier said Usher criticised his auto-tune music while they were on a flight. Photo credit: @tpain
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The musician had noted that Usher's comments on his auto-tune music led him to suffer a four-year depression but maintains he has no hard feelings towards him.

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Usher's hurtful words

The singer talked about a 2013 flight he took for the BET Awards in a new segment from the Netflix series This Is Pop.

A flight attendant awoke him while sleeping and informed him that Usher wanted to talk with him.

"I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda f***** up music," Usher told T-Pain.

T-Pain was taken aback by the remark, which he initially mistook for a joke, but Usher then repeated himself according to a report by Complex.

According to the auto-tune king, that conversation was the "exact moment" that triggered a four-year depression for him, as revealed in the show's preview trailer.

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T-Pain clears the air

In a new statement on his Twitter page, the musician said he still loves and respects Usher despite what he said about him.

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He said the criticism from Usher hurt him because he respects him, but the No Limit crooner's comments added to his mental struggles.

"I still love and respect @Usher telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man. People 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 going through," he wrote.

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T-Pain saddened by Nicki Minaj

Just a week ago, T-Pain also shared how Nicki Minaj made him sad after she rejected a collab request from him.

In 2007, T-Pain, who was a popular and big artist, reached out to Nicki asking for a collab, but she was reportedly too busy to send him a verse. She was said to be in studio recording her own music.

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T-Pain said Nicki's decision left him "heartbroken".

Rap-up reports that Nicki has reacted to the interview. The Beez In The Trap hitmaker said she does not remember turning down working with T-Pain.

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