Auto-Tune era be gone!
It should have never, ever begun.
And I blame Cher for starting it.
I blame T-Pain for using it.
And I blame Akon, Diddy and Kanye for perpaintuating it.
Need further evidence?
Now, please, please put the plug-in down and trying something novel: learn how to sing…in tune!
“Not for me,” Pain clarified, “for everybody else.” The singer — who told DJ Skee in a separate interview that artists such as Ron Browz have used the Auto-Tune effect poorly — told MTV News that his biters need to pay up. Hey, if Diddy can collaborate with Pain and pay him for using the Auto-Tune, so can you other guys.
“I gave T-Pain one point on my [upcoming] album for using the Auto-Tune,” Diddy revealed on Sunday night during “Total Finale Live.”
“Sign the papers,” advised Pain, who also worked on his friend Kanye West’s 808’s & Heartbreak. “Diddy actually gave me royalties on this album just for using Auto-Tune. He signed the contract and everything. If I can do that with Diddy, somebody else better be signing something. It’s Diddy. He didn’t have to involve me at all. … I’m writing and producing on his album, and he gave me extra royalties on top of that for using something I just brought back.”