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T-Pain has now spoken out in a recent interview on what caused him to go through depression for a few years.

It turned out that Usher played a key role in kickstarting that four-year period of misery, no thanks to a conversation back in 2013 on a plane with the singer and actor told he Hip-hop artist, producer and songwriter to speak “bluntly” on auto-tune.

This was after a flight attendant woke up the “I’m In Luv (Wit a Stripper)” artist so that Usher can talk to him.

From Complex:

“Usher was my friend,” T-Pain said. “I really respect Usher. And he said, ‘I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda fucked up music.’”

The comment took T-Pain by surprise, and he initially thought it could’ve been a joke, but Usher then repeated himself. He said that Usher then added, “‘Yeah man you really fucked up music for real singers.’ I was like, ‘What did I do? I came out and I used Auto-Tune.’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you fucked it up.’ I’m like, ‘But I used it, I didn’t tell everybody else to start using it.’”

T-Pain says that his particular exchange with Usher right then and there started “a four-year depression for me.”

There was auto-tune criticisms from Jay Z several years before, but it was the “Confessions” singer that put T-Pain in a bad mindset for a long while.  It wasn’t realized “until years later” that the BET Awards conversation was what set off the depression.

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Article Courtesy of Complex

First and Second Picture Courtesy of Prince Williams and Getty Images

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So What Did Usher Say to Make T-Pain Depressed?  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com