Grammy-winning singer T-Pain has opened up about ending his beef with Jay-Z during this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.
The two rappers met face-to-face to discuss Jay’s controversial “Death of Auto-Tune” song.
“We talked at the Grammys,” Pain said in an interview. “It was a pretty big thing. Word for word, he said, ‘That’s f—ed up the way you took that song.’ I’m a [crazy] n—a, so we gonna take the song like that. That’s how we take songs. He was like, ‘I didn’t mean nothing by that.’ I was like, ‘I already put out my apology song. So there you go. My bad. I apologize. Apologize for taking the song like that.’ We shook hands, did the little chest bump. That was the end of that.” (MTV)
Pain released an apology song last September.
“So that Nuvo got me poppin’ sh*t,” Pain says on the song. “All right, so let’s talk about this Jay sh*t/Somedays I wish that I ain’t never say sh*t/And Diddy said ain’t no excuse for what I did/But I felt like he was knocking the same sh*t that feeds my kids/I do music ’cause I need it to make my world spin/So when you down it, it’s like you dissing my girlfriend/And Jay one of the only n*ggas I hear bringin’ it/So I didn’t think that he would even entertain the sh*t/’Cause entertainment is see through/But if you really feel like I’m dead, then n*gga me too/I ain’t tryna write your rhymes/But you coulda skipped one DJ and all you had to say was ‘T-Pain, we cool’/But by all means don’t that this as a diss or hatin’/I just wanna explain my side of the situation/So if you knew just how much respect I had/You’d know that I’m a real n*gga when I say, ‘My bad.'” (T-Pain’s “Successful” Freestyle)
Pain previously said his “F*ck Jay-Z” rant came from feeling disrespected by Jay at New York radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert last June.
“I will say, the interview he did yesterday morning, it made me feel so much better,” Pain said in an interview. “Because these are high times, I really look up to dude — I could have been one of these stupid artists and go at him lyrically — my dad always told me, the best way to have somebody get at you is to go talk about them with somebody else. It was really just me trying to get his attention like ‘Yo, please call me because I’ve been trying to call you for two months now.’ I just wanna know, if you doing it for publicity, fantastic, and I’ll do it with you — just like 50 andKanye, them dudes are fans. When they wanted to put it out as beef, to make it interesting, they acted like they hated each other — I’m definitely cool with Jay. I bugged out that day. It was people in the crowd saying ‘Jay-Z destroyed you.’ — He did clear up yesterday and I feel a lot better. Neither him or I have the time to be going through this beef crap man. I’m a fan of Jay-Z and Ima always be a fan of Jay-Z, me and [Fabolous] talked today, he apologized, he said it was stupid on his part — somebody made a fake T-Pain page today saying nothing but ‘F Jay-Z’ and ‘F Fab’ and then Fab went in on me.” (Power 105.1)
Footage of Pain dissing Jay at a concert landed online in September.
“But Jay-Z is 59 years old, I don’t think he has the right to say if it’s dead,” Pain said to a crowd. “That’s just me, that’s just me. Because I didn’t come here to preach, I didn’t come here to have a sermon. I came here to have fun, now ladies and gentlemen, I will give you the full right and the ability to kick my a** if you see Jay-Z do this — Now I just want to clarify, are there any Jay-Z fans in the crowd — but you don’t see me saying rap is dead. Even though it is because all the rappers are trying to do T-Pain.” (YouTube)