Women in Music 2016

T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn't Use Auto-Tune the Right Way

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T. Pain

"There are a lot of guys that use Auto-Tune that cannot sing," T-Pain tells the Huffington Post in a new video interview. “Kanye uses it, but he doesn’t use it correctly." T-Pain was quick to say Mr. West still "makes great music with it," but his issue is that Yeezy sings first and Auto-Tunes later. “You don’t know how it’s going to come out. You can’t catch your mistakes before they happen. So sometimes it gets a little wobbly and things like that."

Kanye's Auto-Tune-iest hour, 2008's 808s & Heartbreak, is something T-Pain can get down with, though, because he "had a lot to do with that album." He also thinks his own debut album, 2005's Rappa Ternt Sanga, has plenty in common with 808s. No word on what he thinks of Yeezus and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, both of which have their Auto-Tune moments:

So who does do Auto-Tune right, T-Pain? Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx, apparently. Or at least they use it "like I use," T-Pain says. Watch the full interview at HuffPo.