Over the weekend, T-Pain went on a tirade, dissing Jay-Z during a pool party at Rehab in Las Vegas. However, the singer says there is no beef and that he just “bugged out.”
During an interview with Ed Lover on New York’s Power 105.1 this week, Pain explained the situation and said he and Jay-Z are fine.
“I’m definitely cool with Jay. I bugged out that day,” the singer said. “It was people in the crowd saying ‘Yo Jay-Z destroyed you’, as I’m doing an acapella track. I do acapella tracks to show people that I don’t need auto-tune, and then you [got the disses] and five people throwing up the Dynasty sign…”
T-Pain went on to explain a few different situations he’s experienced with Jay-Z since he dropped his infamous “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” single, which left Pain confused and frustrated.
“This is what happened–we was talking about it the whole day. I called Jay and I said ‘Yo, can you come out on my set, at the stadium, and do the ‘D.O.A.’ song? It’d be a big look for me and you. I praised the song, I love the song,’ ” Pain said of Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert in June. “At that time, he said ‘I’m triple booked. I’m in Switzerland right now. I can’t do it. I’m doing three shows in Switzerland right now.’ Then, I’m getting ready to go onstage … I’m ready to go and they like ‘Hold on, Jay-Z’s about to come out with Jeezy.’ I’m like ‘Jay-Z’s in Switzerland!’ They’re like ‘No he’s not, he’s right there.’ I look and there’s Jay-Z.”
“We got on the stage and then, the line in [“D.O.A.”] where he says ‘I don’t need nobody smiling at this’, he pointed at me. At the end of the song, when I tried to shake his hand, he turned around and said ‘Good riddance.’ I’m like ‘Wow,’ he continued.
While many took T-Pain and Jay-Z’s appearance onstage as a sign that the pair had talked previously, the singer saw the evening in a whole different light.
“Me, personally, I didn’t see it from that perspective,” he said. “I tried to shake his hand and he turned around, gave the mic to somebody else and said ‘Good riddance.’ … I’m feeling like ‘Wow this guy really don’t like me, or he don’t like what I’m doing.’
“The whole thing [with his manager], he told me ‘Come on stage, do your thing. Stand there, and just chill with Jay while he do the song.’ That’s the same thing I wanted him to do when I asked him to go on my set. Fantastic, that’s great. The next day, he went to the other station and said ‘Yo I don’t know who it was, I thought it was a fan.’ My thought process is like ‘Yo brother, the fruit of Islam is up there. Islam’s security and you got Jeezy’s security. Why would they let a fan up there?’ ” T-Pain questioned.
Despite all the confusion, T-Pain says he’s never had a problem. He’s only been upset because Jay-Z has never said that he wasn’t dissing him. However, he said Jay finally cleared it up this week. He and Fabolous settled their differences as well, after Fab tweeted about the Jay-Z diss from Vegas.