T-Pain made himself the target of angry Aaliyah fans after sharing his ‘true’ feelings on the late singer’s legacy.
When promoting his new mixtape The Iron Way (out now), he discussed the criticism he received for using Aaliyah’s vocals on the track “Girlfriends” (which didn’t make the final cut) — saying many felt he didn’t ‘deserve’ to use her voice.
T-Pain explained that he felt her legacy may have been over-hyped due to her untimely death and compares her to Beyoncé.
I ain’t discrediting Aaliyah in any kind of way, but you know how sometimes when people die… You know how somebody’s an asshole their whole life, but when you go to their funeral it’s like, “This guy is the greatest man that ever walked this Earth.” [crowd moans]… You know what I’m saying… I’m not saying Aaliyah…
Because she passed nobody’s good enough to be next to her. If she was still alive, then everybody would be saying, “Oh you’re trying to be like Beyoncé.” But now that she’s passed, everybody’s like, “Nobody can be like her.” That’s just how it is, and that’s how people are. People just look for s**t to talk about.
He’s entitled to his opinion, but his delivery definitely came off a bit harsh.
Watch T-Pain make his comments below. Do you agree with what he’s saying?