T-Pain SLAMS Artists for Valuing “Popularity” Over “Longevity”

Published: Sunday 28th Nov 2021 by Sam

T-Pain is sounding off about the contemporary music industry – and he’s not especially endorsing.

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Taking to social media, the Autotune King vented about his belief that many of today’s artists are placing more value on popularity than longevity.

He tweeted:

“The way that artists are starting to believe that momentary popularity is better than longevity is super disturbing and really want y’all to think about the future and generational wealth. It’s bigger than right now. You got a lot of lives in your hands and a generation to start.”

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  1. Diabetes UNBOTHERED November 28, 2021

    Yet T Pain has neither longevity nor popularity. Doubt many even white ppl know who he is or ppl born after 04.

    • T November 28, 2021

      That comment shows that you are super dumb… you did not understand what he is talking abou he is 100% right

    • T November 28, 2021

      That comment shows that you are super dum…. you did not understand what he is talking abou he is 100% right

      • Petti LaBelle November 28, 2021

        Lmaooooooo right!!! Dumb fat ass.

        T-Pain was a staple in 2000’s music. He nor his work will ever be forgotten.

  2. Section8DaGreat November 28, 2021

    I wish this behind the scenes bully hush. Everybody who works in the studio behind the scenes know T-Pain is not a good person yet he keeps complains about others and trying to sound moral. Boy BYE!

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 28, 2021

    Be advice, Cher invented auto tune not T- pain💅🏿 He just a T-bone shovel down his black ass and feel that pain = T-pain

    • Tori November 28, 2021

      Roger Troutman invented and popularized the used of autotune with his voicebox and keyboard playing. Cher popularized it with pop (white) music in in 1998, of course being credited as the originator (since she was white) although the technique was being used for used by black artist.

      • Monica Stan November 28, 2021

        School that retarded trannieee!!!! Computer Love and I Wanna Be Your Man were hits way before Cher started doing it 💀

      • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 28, 2021

        Tori, you are a salty b I t c h. How come pop is white music? Michael jackson did pop, Janet Jackson did pop, Diana Ross did pop, they were so damn successful. Are you trying to say they are not black or they are black but making pop (white) music. What’s your logic hunnie?

      • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 28, 2021

        Monica Stan, you are dead on arrival. Stay in your hell lane. Stick with your ghetto trash r&b. We are talking about pop music. U don’t know s h I t about pop obviously 💅🏿

      • Monica Stan November 28, 2021

        You don’t know s*** about s*** obviously braindead f****** trannieeee😭

  4. Detruth November 28, 2021

    Says the dude known for auto tune. Like what have u contributed to music that was so great? You can’t sing for real and you aren’t some prolific rapper this is the pot calling the kettle black!

    • Tori November 28, 2021

      You sound like you were born after 2010, lol. T-Pain is not a prolific rapper because he’s not a rapper. He has sung live plenty of times and his real voice is better than 90% of the artist currently on Billboard now. His use of autotune was for the same reason as Cher, he just didn’t take the credit for it as she did. The songs he’s contributed to the genre of R&B were and still are hits.

      • Detruth November 28, 2021

        He had a few hits let’s not act like he was on Drake, Wayne, or even Ja Rule level. His voice IS NOT great or else he wouldn’t use auto tune u know ppl can use auto tune live right? I like some of his music but he has not stood the test time buy you a drink and in luv with a stripper is what he is most known for. You could name some other songs but they aren’t huge hits like that.

      • Your Name November 28, 2021

        Not only did T-Pain have several hits of his own, he also produced MANY hits. Now regarding his statement, I don’t think he was focused on longevity as a new artist starting out. I highly doubt that.

  5. eric November 28, 2021

    He wanted sympathy when he told his story about a four-year depression he suffered after Usher criticized him for ruining r&b, and now T-Pain is repeating precisely what Usher told him, that artists should focus on the long term and how it affects other people.

  6. Kyle November 28, 2021

    I agree with what he’s saying. He has some songs that definitely shaped the r&b hip hop sound at his peak. But I remember that era & it was the introduction to what he’s talking about today. Popularity over long gevity. Around 07-08. Many og artists didn’t like his auto tune & the new wave of rappers. The difference is some of those songs actually held up until today. Artists today only care about shock value on social media & tik tok songs.

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