Known for being outspoken T-Pain weighed in on the age old debate of Beyonce vs Aaliyah. T-Pain recently sampled Aaliyah's voice for one of his upcoming singles.
In a recent interview, he addressed his critics who said they didn’t want to hear auto tune next to Aaliyah’s voice in his song. He had some thoughts on why she’s so revered now.
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’! No, I’m not saying Aaliyah. But it’s like because she passed, nobody is deserving of being next to her. 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. But now that she’s passed, it’s like ‘Nobody could be her! Nobody could be her!’ That’s just how I feel. That’s how it goes. And that’s how people are, man. People look for shit to talk about.
Honestly I wouldn't want to piss off Beyonce or Aaliyah's fans.
Check out the interview and song below.