T-Pain Says Late Singer Aaliyah’s Legacy Is Over-Hyped Because She Passed Away!

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted December 9th 2020

In November, T-Pain did an interview with Vibe for his most recent mixtape. During the interview, the singer said that he has a new song by the name Girlfriends and will feature unreleased Aaliyah vocals.

“I actually have Aaliyah on a song,” he told Vibe. “These are vocals people never heard before. They were actually doing an Aaliyah album a few years ago. They told me to do two songs and I could pick one to keep.”

However, after T-Pain released the mixtape, the song wasn’t featured on the tracklist. He instead received backlash for his use of auto-tune. Even then, in response, T-Pain said that auto-tune is now more popular than ever, pointing out that the backlash was as a result of Aaliyah’s lasting legacy being compared to an “asshole who died and you go to his funeral and say he was the greatest man…”

According to T-Pain, because of her death, her legacy may have been exaggerated as it happens when prominent people die suddenly and the world tries to mourn people that were complicated due to the great talents they had.

When asked about the controversy of using auto-tune on Aaliyah’s vocals, T-Pain spoke about the renowned singer and the height of her stardom when she died.

“People tend to – I don’t know man – I’m not trying to discredit Aaliyah in any kind of way. But you know how sometimes when people die–yeah. You know how somebody’s an asshole their whole life, but when you go to their funeral it’s like ‘This guy was the greatest man that ever walked…’ No, I’m just sayin’!” T-Pain said.

“Nobody’s good enough. Nobody is good enough because she passed. If she was still alive, then everybody would’ve been like, ‘Oh! She’s tryna be Beyoncé!’ If she were still alive right now,” he added.