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