News: T-Pain Pens Jay-Z Apology Song, "Diddy Said Ain't No Excuse For What I Did" [Audio]
Thursday, Oct 1, 2009 10:00AM
T-Pain has released a song in which he apologizes to Jay-Z for publicly dissing the rapper during a concert last month and has asked for the rapper's forgiveness.
Sampling Drake's "Successful" beat, Pain breaks down his thoughts on Hov since publicly saying "F*ck Jay-Z."
"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 recently said his "F*ck Jay-Z" rant came from feeling disrespected by Hov 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 [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)
Jay-Z offered his response to the derogatory remarks Pain made about him in early September.
"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 at a concert landed online last month.
"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)
Check out T-Pain's message to Jay-Z below: