T-Pain is getting honest about mental health.
The king of Auto-Tune spoke about how he fell into depression after Usher told him he “f**ked up music”.
T-Pain made the confession in Netflix’s upcoming series “This Is Pop”.
“Usher was my friend. I really respect Usher. And he said, ‘I’m gonna tell you something, man. You kinda f**ked up music,'” he said.
“And then he was like, ‘Yeah man you really f**ked up music for real singers,'” he continued. “I was like, ‘What did I do? I came out and I used Auto-Tune.’ He 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.'”
It was that moment that he said first started his depression.
Adding, “That is the very moment, and I don’t even think I realized this for a long time, but that’s the very moment that started a four-year depression for me.”
The eight-part series tells untold stories from some of the biggest musicians including Brandi Carlile, Shania Twain, Babyface, Chuck D, ABBA’s Benny Anderson as well as members of Boys II Men and Backstreet Boys.
T-Pain has since insisted he still “loves and respects” Usher despite the comments, posting on Twitter:
I still love and respect @Usher telling that story was in no way meant to disrespect that man. Ppl talk shit about me 24/7 but when it comes from someone you truly respect it hits very different. I never said f*ck Ursh it was a drop in the ocean of shit I was already goin through
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 22, 2021
“This Is Pop” is now available to watch on Netflix.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.