News: T-Pain Retracts "F*ck Jay-Z" Rant, "I Bugged Out That Day" [Audio]
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009 1:50PM
T-Pain has clarified the reasons behind his unexpected Jay-Z diss over the weekend and said he was only trying to get the rap mogul's attention.
Pain said his "F*ck Jay-Z" rant came from feeling disrespected by Jay-Z 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 and Kanye, 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 Fab 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)
Jay-Z offered his response to the derogatory remarks Pain made about him in an interview yesterday (September 8)
"I made it very clear I wasn't talking about him [on 'Death of Autotune']," Jay explained. "I think he's talented, I don't thik he needs auto-tune to sell records but if that's his prerogative -- Everybody has a birthday. They don't have much else to say, they can't attack my credentials as an artist or my lyrics as an emcee." ("The Ed Lover Show")
Footage of Pain dissing Jay over the weekend landed online earlier this week.
"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)
Fab taunted Pain via his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.
Jus heard Tpain says F*ck JayZ & F*ck Fabolous too over Twitter... Ok, now me & my twiggas/Street Twitter Ditta Dam must go in on him! After D.O.A., #tpainbetter not be mad, UPS is hiring!! #tpainbetter not meet me in Brooklyn. #tpainbetter give Mr. Monopoly back his top hats!! #tpainbetter stay his a** outta the sun for the rest of his life!! #tpainbetter stop playin for JayZ buys every autotune machine in the world & end his career...#uknowhowiknowuregay cuz u do a song wit Lil Wayne & change ur name to T-Wayne...eeeel #tpainbetter audition to be a California Raisin.. He's done! #tpainbetter stop singin in the fan... that aint talent we can all do that..#tpainbetter apologize & blame it on the al-a-a-al-a-al-cohol #tpainbetter thank me.. he's #1 TT.. the only place his name gonna b #1 for a lonnnggggggg time!#tpainbetter chill cuz i will air this n*gga via twitter...F.Y.I. This is not a beef.. jus Twitter fun. someone retweeted that Tpain said F*ck Me on twitter & truthfully i dont know if he said or not...Ok so i jus got word that it wasnt Tpain's twitter page who said F*ck Fabolous..a fake page, w/ 900 followers.. oooops, d*mn i went in LOL But thats jus a taste of what u'll get if u f*ck wit me via twitter, Back to my Twitter chillin..." (Fabolous' Twitter)
Check out a portion of T-Pain's interview below: