Usher and T-Pain are back on good terms, Usher confirmed in a new interview.
The bad blood started when a conversation in Netflix’s This Is Pop docuseries highlighted T-Pain’s contribution to Pop music with the use of autotune and T-Pain recounted a conversation with the singer that left a bad taste in his mouth. Usher told him, “You kinda f—ed up music.”
T-Pain said, “Literally, at that point, I couldn’t listen. Is he right? Did I f— up music? And that is the very moment — and I don’t think I realized this for a long time. That’s the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”
After the clip went viral, T-Pain tweeted that he still respects his friend.
“I still love and respect @Usher telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man,” the rapper said. “Ppl talk s— about me 24/7 but when it comes from someone you truly respect it hits very different. I never said f— Ursh it was a drop in the ocean of s— I was already goin’ through.”
Usher spoke out on how their relationship is now and was happy that T-Pain brought their issue to light.
“I’m happy that T-Pain said something,” Usher revealed to Billboard. “I’m not sure if it was before or after our actual conversation after I heard what was said. It was very hurtful to know that he had experienced that kind of hardship in life. I wouldn’t wish that on any person. Private conversations for me have always been intended to uplift. But when or if people get pieces of it, they can always have some other interpretation. But we’ve spoken since and we’re good.”