T-Pain is one of the best-selling artists of all time. While the rapper gets a lot of criticism because of his extensive use of auto-tune, he opened up about his depression. The Tallahassee singer-songwriter spiraled down into a 4-year period of depression.

Pain said that his descent into depression began when Usher said that he “kinda f-cked up music, by extensively introducing auto-tune. The R&B singer opened up about it in his depression on Netflix’s This Is Pop. He added that “That is the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”

The singer appeared on The Angie Martinez Show where Angie Martinez popped the question about Usher. She wanted to know if Usher’s claim that they subsequently talked was true or not. T-Pain said that they did get into contact with each other, but never had the big conversation.

So I hit Usher after the interview came out, and I was like, ‘Yo, I’m sure you saw what’s going on,’ and then all he texted me back was ‘Let’s not text, let’s talk.’ And I was like, ‘Cool, hit me up.’

T-Pain then confirmed that he never heard back from Usher. He said that it is a ‘big lie‘ on Usher’s part that he had cleared things up with him. Usher revealed to Billboard that he heard of T-Pain’s statement and felt bad about it. He said that it was nice to see him come out about it, and that they’re good now.

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.

Many T-Pain fans came forward to talk about how Usher had straight up lied to everyone. One fan said “I like Tpain, he’s going to tell it like it is. He means no harm tho.” Another fan said “Smh. Shame on Usher. It shows he really doesn’t care.” It seems the situation will eventually develop.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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