Wed 9 Sep 2009
(Summer Jam 2009 pic by MelDCole)
Tpain called up Ed Lover and Free this morning to explain how his recent “F— Jay-Z” rant to the liquid-lunch crowd at Rehab was actually all an ingenious master plan to force Hov to explain who he was really talking about on “Death of Autotune.” (And it worked! eh?) While T-Pain’s alibi is ambitious at best….whats more interesting is his backstory about why he felt betrayed by Jay around the time of that bizarro Summerjam 2009 moment.
T-Pain talks to Ed Lover and Free part 1
T-Pain talks to Ed Lover and Free part 2
Necole Bitchie thankfully transcribed T-Pain’s quote:
“I called Jay and I said can you come out on my set [during Summer Jam] and do the D.O.A song, it’ll be a big look for me and you. I embrace the song, I love the song and don’t get me wrong Jay-z is the best in the game period. I would never say anything different. At that time he said “yo I’m triple booked, I’m in Switzerland right now, I can’t do it”. Then I’m ready to go on stage after Jeezy set and they said “hold on, Jay-z is about to come out with Jeezy” and I said ” Jay-z is in Switzerland”. They say “no he’s not, he’s right there” and I look to the side and there’s Jay-z. So he gets on the stage and when he gets to the part where he says “I don’t need anyone smiling at this” he pointed at me and then at the end of the song when I tried to shake his hand, he turned around, gave the mic to someone and said “good riddance.”
Ouch. Really? I can actually see how that would cause some real resentment.
T-pain goes on to cop pleas about his love for Jay-Z, and about autotune….and also explains what happened between him and Fabolous because of an instigating fake Tpain twitter page….
But who among us will hold T-Pain accountable for his shocking ageism?!
(“Neither me nor Jay-Z got time for this….” LOL)