R&B singer T-Pain has opened up about his recent remaking of Michael Jackson‘s 1980’s hit, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” and how the late pop star planned an entire remake album prior to his passing.
According to Pain, it was his duty to uphold Jackson’s remake request.
“Aw, man, it was a mission, something I had to do, something Jackson asked me to do himself,” Pain said at Lil Wayne‘s welcome-home party in Miami. “So it was basically a mission carried out by Quincy Jones. I think it’s gonna be cool, ’cause, you know, before Jackson passed away, he was gonna do a tribute album of himself. It was gonna be everybody remaking his songs, and he was gonna be featured on the songs.” (MTV)
Last week, Pain responded to critics through a series of tweets.
“For all the ppl that hate mr for ruining pyt just stop listening to my sh*t. But if Quincy jones tell you he want you to do something, no matter how much shot you know ur gonna get from the dumb a**es in the world, you god d*mn do it. The f*cked up thing is everybody being so kind to mj after he’s gone, but how can you wish a man to rest in peace when you never gave him peace in a life time? I had the pleasure of meeting MJ and when I left his house I got a call from his lawyer telling mr that MJ wanted me to remake that song.” (T-Pain’s Twitter)
Pain also told disgruntled music fans to avoid his music.
“So everybody that’s being overly disrespectful, you don’t have to like me at all, but you also can keep that bullsh*t to yourself. Like I said I’m making it my job to stay positive on twitter but this is why the image of my ppl is so f*cked up cuz we all are to envious and jealous of each other to get passed anything. In conclusion, if you don’t like what I do then stop listening to it, if somebody tells you that my shit is wak, why would you go and try to find it? Just stay off my timeline and my dick and get YO sh*t together, obviously I’m str8 yasimelike.” (T-Pain’s Twitter)
Music mogul Quincy Jones, who features the track on his new Q: Soul Bossa Nostra album, came to the defense of Pain after the tweets.
“Today with Facebook and Twitter and everything, I have never seen so many haters in my life,” the 77-year-old legend exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. “But it’s people sitting in their basements with their pants on the ground, just being haters. I don’t get it, man. That means they don’t have a life. The freedom in music is do what you want to do. I don’t think anybody should sit there and say you shouldn’t do that or you shouldn’t do this. That’s not up to me to say.” (Rap-Up)
Listen to T-Pain’s “P.Y.T.” remake down below: