T-Pain: Jay-Z Made Me Famous

T-Pain takes his haters to task in the second part of his interview with Rap-Up TV. The Auto-Tune master, whose fourth album rEVOLVEr was released earlier this month, explained why he has no many haters. “People feel like what I’m doing is easy,” he said. “They feel like you don’t have to write a good song to have a smash.”

Pain even compared himself to “Jersey Shore” star Snooki. “How many people hate Snooki? Snooki’s rich. [They] ain’t saying nothing about that. She got rich for being Snooki, but she rich and you can’t do nothing about it ’cause you sitting at home blogging about how much you hate somebody that’s rich.”

After Jay-Z released his anti-Auto-Tune anthem “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” T-Pain’s craft came under fire, but he acknowledged the positive impact it had on his career. “The crazy thing is, and a lot of people don’t see it like this, but if you really look at it, he made me famous,” he explained. “A lot of people see this as a bad thing, but it only made me more famous because no one knew who he was talking about. If I can be in Jay-Z’s category at the end of the day, I am fantastic. I love it.”

When he ran into Jay after the song’s release, there was no beef. “That whole thing was stupid,” he said. “He’s Jay-Z, he’s got probably more power than anybody in the industry right now and I’m me, so nothing’s gonna change. I make smashes, he make money, nothing’s gonna change.”

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  1. uhuh

    straight up clown.


    brian Reply:

    @uhuh, haters always the first to comment.

    as t-pain said… “you sitting at home blogging about how much you hate somebody that’s rich”


    uhuh Reply:

    @brian, t-pain will be the first to admit he is a clown. its his character. so stfu


  2. @Lewis_Bennett

    Eh I agree and always will agree with Jay. I agree t pain has talent for writing & producing but he should do that? No ruin the songs with auto tune I think but whatev’s





    anonymous Reply:

    @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA, cosigned! Lmao!


  4. KaramelKisses

    “If I can be in Jay-Z’s category at the end of the day, …” BIG if that will NEVER happen! In DOA, Jay was referring to this new crop of “singing rappers” and all the artists that kill songs w/ this autotuning crap. If you have legit talent, you don’t need a gimmick.


    Jaymalls Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, tell that to Nicki Minaj!


  5. Breezy

    well he’s honest lol, but nah Jay didnt make him totally famous


  6. Ice

    I like T-Pain’s attitude, he’s seems really optimistic and fun to be around.


  7. Drake&CiaraFan

    Umm, he was more famous b4 2009, whe DOA dropped. Before it, he had two gold albums, a number one hit, a number one album, featured on everybodys single. Afterwards, struggled to find a hit and an album thats flopping. Its def the other way aroind, just telling the truth


  8. b-real

    Auto-tune clown t-pain=NO REAL TALENT


  9. Jaymalls

    the crazy part is that D.O.A. wasn’t a diss track at T-Pain. Jay-Z actually says “Yall T-Paining To Much” Implying that everyone using auto-tube is biting T-Pain’s style. But hey… these little 90′s crack babies cant see the forest from the trees… Y waste more characters!


    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Jaymalls, So true!


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