News: T-Pain & Future Tensions Purely Competitive, Says Ace Hood [Video]

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 3:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Cash Money Records/We The Best's Ace Hood recently talked about the buzz behind his infectious "Bugatti" anthem and downplayed T-Pain's speculated issues with Future jacking his style on the track.

In Ace's perspective, Pain's comments about Future being the new version of himself are simply based on being competitive.

"T-Pain the homie, Future's doing his thing," Ace said. "Music is a competitive thing, so I wasn't in a sense shocked but you know that's what music, I guess, allows us to do. It's a competitive sport in a sense so at the end of the day, we all got different emotions about how we feel about certain things. ... Time kinda comes back around for everything. Just like there was a B.I.G. and Pac -- that's just part of inspiration. That's how it works. You can see a little bit of somebody in everybody. I just think that's how music is." (Sirius XM)

A few weeks ago, Pain came clean on his stance toward Future and the rapper's usage of Auto-Tune.

"I don't think Future gets the technology very well. I don't think he understands how it actually works," he said. "He's writing great songs. He's a great writer. Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song. Just because he sound good doesn't mean he's saying good stuff. As far as how he uses Auto-Tune, I don't think he knows how it works. I think he's thinking that you just turn it on, and then it just happens. But nah, he writes great, great hooks and great songs themselves. I just don't think he actually knows how to use Auto-Tune yet." (Hot 93.7)

A few days prior, the Auto-Tune king taunted Future as the "new" version of himself.

"Funny thing about that Bugatti you woke up in, #ItsMine #OhTheIrony hahahaaaa funny how "the new T-Pain" has to use "The old T-Pain's Bugatti for his Bugatti hook hahaaaaa yea. So. There's That. Not at all throwing shots at @Acehood that's my man 100 grand. - T-Pain" T-Pain is clearly referring to Future who sings, "I woke up in a new Bugatti," on Ace Hood's, "Bugatti," track. Do you look at Future as the new T-Pain? (Real Talk NY)

Recently, Future admitted he did not use Auto-Tune the same way T-Pain has in the past.

"When I first used Auto-Tune, I never used it to sing. I wasn't using it the way T-Pain was. I used it to rap because it makes my voice sound grittier. Now everybody wants to rap in Auto-Tune. Future's not everybody. The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I've got a tribe of kids that want to be like me... But I understand why people want to imitate the things I do. They're dope. It comes naturally to me. My fans can expect greatness. If I wasn't me, I would want to be me." (Complex)

Check out Ace Hood's interview:

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