Emtee Stands Up For T-Pain Following Revelation That He Went Into Depression When Usher Told Him He F*cked Up Music. In an industry as tough as entertainment, it’s always nice to know that other artists have your back when you’re down. Emtee has had tons of support from his fellow SA Hip Hip rappers and often returns the favour where necessary. Emtee is standing up for T-Pain after he has been making headlines for backlash about his years of using Auto-Tune.
T-Pain has been a significant voice in growing American Hip Hop and R&B and has delivered countless hits to the world. He has been the magic behind Bartender, Getcha Roll On and a number of others. Some would say T-Pain’s talent is unmatched. The Buy You A Drank rapper recently did an interview where he was asked about an encounter he had with Usher on a plane. He was woken up by one of the air hostesses on the flight who told him that Usher asked to speak to him at the back of the plane.
T-Pain revealed that Usher told him that he f*cked music up for real singers because of his use of auto-tune. He continued to explain that he was confused because Usher was his friend and it was the moment that started a 4 year depression for him. He contemplated if what Usher told him was indeed true.
While social media was abuzz after T-Pain revealed that he went into a depression, Emtee also added his voice to the noise about the news. The iThemba rapper wrote that T-Pain was criticized for his use of auto-tune just so other artists could use it too.
Emtee‘s tweet wrote, “Everybody criticised T-Pain for using auto tune just so they can abuse it.“
There have been a number of other artists who have used auto tune in their music before. A notable South African example is AKA.