While T-Pain doesn't show up in the credits of Kanye West's 2008 Auto-Tune fest 808s & Heartbreak, the Tallahassee artist was present during the recording of the album. He worked as a vocal coach of sorts for West, outlining the proper way to use Auto-Tune. Considering T-Pain had the voice enhancement market cornered at that time, it makes sense that West, ever the perfectionist, would want Pain around.
In a recent interview with VladTV, T-Pain claims the process wasn't as enjoyable as you would think. He recalls one instance where Kanye West put him on blast during a studio session, and that everyone present joined in. "He came up with this song for me, and it wasn't a good song," T-Pain says. "It was basically describing how wack my ideas was that I was coming up with. And he made everybody in the studio join in with him to sing like, 'T-Pain's shit is weak.'"
He also says the song was "pretty lyrical," which impressed him in a weird way. "I actually thought he should have put that on the record at some point. But it would have been a diss record. I thought that was pretty fucked up."
Watch the full clip above, where T-Pain also comments on Kanye West's use of the Confederate flag for his tour merch.