(AllHipHop News) Auto-tune did not die after Jay Z’s 2009 “D.O.A.” song, it multiplied and produced one of the most successful R&B artists in recent memory, Future. T-Pain, one of the originators in the reinsertion of Auto Tune into mainstream Hip Hop and R&B has publicly taken issue with Future’s use of Auto Tune and finally revealed where his gripe with him started.
During an interview with VladTV, T-Pain says last year he invited Future’s brother to the VIP section of his turkey drive at Pin Ups strip club in Decatur, Georgia. After praising Future, Pain says he inquired about a potential collaboration when he was met with a disheartening response from Future’s brother:
So Future brother come in there… we chilled, we drank, everybody singin’ songs… I’m about to leave, and I go to Future’s brother, and I say, ‘Yo, bro. I need to work with your brother. We got to work together. This shit has got to happen.’ This nigga turns to me and says, ‘N*gga, my brother would never work with you. F*ck you and everything you stand for.’ I turned around…because my wife was there with me, so I didn’t want to get into no squabble… my wife was there. That would’ve just put her in a weird situation.”
This is not the first time T-Pain has had a disagreement with a member of Future’s camp. T-Pain called Future the “new T-Pain” on his personal instagram account earlier this year and claimed Future did not know how to use Auto Tune correctly in an interview earlier this year. Rocko responded to Pain’s statements in an interview with InFlexWeTrust earlier this year and surprisingly admits to being a T-Pain fan:
I don’t know what was going on with T-Pain cause I was actually a fan of T-Pain until he said that about my brother. I just feel like he was out of line because T-Pain came in the game and he milked the game and killed the game. He made his money in the game. I’m pretty sure he still making good money. He still probably getting good residuals and still probably touring and getting good money. So I don’t understand.
Check out T-Pain’s full explanation of the origins of his beef with Future below: