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T-Pain Suffered A Four-Year Depression After Usher Told Him He 'F**ked Up Music'

T-Pain Suffered A Four-Year Depression After Usher Told Him He 'F**ked Up Music'

Usher wasn't a fan of his use of autotune and that sent the 'Low' artist for six.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

T-Pain has opened up on the four-year depression he endured because he thought he had ruined music.

The artist is well known for his unique approach to creating music and isn't shy to turn up the auto-tune to get the sound he wants.

He has busted out some absolute club bangers and we're all thankful for that, however his whole world was turned upside down when he had a chat with his mate Usher.

Usher is also no stranger to releasing chart topping hits, but it seems like he wasn't a fan of T-Pain's music.

Speaking to This Is Pop, T-Pain explained how everything went down in 2013.

"He was like, 'I want to tell you something, man.' He sounded real concerned. He was like, 'Man. You kinda f**ked up music,'" he said.

"[Usher] was like, 'Yeah man you really f**ked up music for real singers...Look what you're doing.' I was like, 'What did I do? I came out and I used Auto-Tune,'" he explained.

He insinuated that his methods of making music were never intended on influencing the industry and was simply his way of creating songs.

T-Pain continued: "[Usher] was like, 'Yeah, you f**ked it up.' I'm like, 'But I used it, I didn't tell everybody else to start using it.'

"That is the very moment, and I don't even think I realised this for a long time, but that's the very moment that started a four-year depression for me."

A snippet of the artist's full episode for This Is Pop has highlighted how broken T-Pain was following Usher's comments and it made him question his place in the industry.


Despite him founding his own record label and being a part of 50 chart topping singles between 2006 and 2010, he was really thrown for six when the 'Burn' artist took him aside.

Interestingly, it seems like he's rounded a corner in his mental health and he's now proud of what he's achieved.

When giving advice to aspiring artists, he told everyone to be as bold as he was and carve out their own path, rather than sticking to the status quo.

"If I would have listened to Scott Storch, Snoop, Bone Crusher... I would not be where I am today," he said.

"Out of seven billion people, there has to be somebody else who likes the s**t that you like."

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Usher