Usher criticized T-Pen for popularizing the use of Auto-Tune.
After T-Pain revealed that he had reconciled with Usher, a later comment about his Auto-Tune style of singing sent him into a year of depression.
On Sunday (November 21), T-Pain invited Usher onstage at an Atlanta event celebrating comedian Dave Chappelle’s upcoming documentary, telling the singer: “I love you, bro.”
He continued: “I’m telling you, we’re not doing anything, bro. We’re not going through anything bad. It’s all love. At a time when we’re most divided, we’re most divided Need to be together. I love you my brother. I’m never going to love you, brother, trust me. My dog.” [quotes via Stereogum],
T-Pain’s assurance to Usher goes beyond an admission he made at Netflix earlier this year it’s the pope Chain. He recalled a moment when both he and Usher were on a 2013 BET Awards flight and a flight attendant woke him up to say that Usher wanted to talk to him on the back of the plane.
What ensued was a conversation in which Usher told T-Pain that his recording style, which helped popularize the use of Auto-Tune in pop music, was “gross music for real singers”. T-Pain said that Usher’s comments sent him into four years of depression.
In August, Usher reported Board That it was “very sad” to learn of T-Pain’s experience. “Very sad to know that he had experienced that kind of hardship in life. I would not wish that on any person. The purpose of private conversations for me has always been to uplift. But when people get pieces of it, they can always have some other interpretation,” he said.
Usher’s interview with Board It also noted that the pair had spoken since then and “were good”, however, their reunion on stage over the weekend appears to be the first public display of reconciliation.
In other news, T-Pain recently accused Kanye West of stealing his “corny lines” for the track “Dark Fantasy” from “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”.