‘Bartender’ performer T-Pain has reveals that he feels hurt & ‘unappreciated’ by the world’s refusal to acknowledge his influence on rapper Kanye West’s critically claimed ‘8o8s and Heartbreak.’
Why the ‘Low’ lyricist believes he deserves credit for the project’s impact on Pop culture?
Find out below…
Speaking to DJ Vlad, he explained:
“The crazy thing was I worked on 808s & Heartbreak with Kanye,” T-Pain said. “I went down to Hawaii for like 10 days with that *****. You know what I’m saying? And Kanye actually told me himself. My album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, he said ‘I listened to your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I heard all the songs. I ****in love your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I think you a genius. Blah blah blah.’ He went through this whole spiel. He said, ‘But what I figured out that Rappa Ternt Sanga is just a bunch of love songs with a **** load of base in em.’ And I’m like ‘Well, love songs is like heartbreaks and the **** load of bass is the 808s. So, you calling your album 808s & Heartbreak because you making a bunch of love songs with a **** load of bass in ‘em?’ And he basically was like ‘Yeah, pretty much.’”
“I respect that ****, but it’s like the praise that he got from it was like ‘Oh my God, this is so creative. This is the new ****. This is the ****,’” he said. “And I’m like ‘Well, what happened in 2005 when I dropped Rappa Ternt Sanga and it was the same album. That’s kind of weird.’ You know what I’m saying. It just felt like I was unappreciated and anything like that. Any originator of anything is gonna be the lesser known because it’s the newest thing and that’s just not—it’s not right, but that’s just how **** goes.”