T-Pain on Kanye West's '808s & Heartbreak': "[It] Was a Direct Copy of 'Rappa Ternt Sanga'"

T-Pain's album dropped 10 years ago this week.

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T-Pain is currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his 2005 debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, and he recently spoke with Billboard about the lasting impact of the project. "I was just in love with music at the time. It was just really my passion," he said. While T-Pain discussed basically everything about the album, he also touched on the sound it later influenced, and notably pointed towards a notable Kanye West album. "I would say as recent as [Kanye West's] 808s & Heartbreaks, which was a direct copy of Rappa Ternt Sanga​," he said.

T-Pain clarified that he wasn't trying to be a dick with the statement, but that Kanye had actually told him he was listening to Pain's album a lot while he was making 808s​. "He even brought me in to make it sound more like Rappa Ternt Sanga. Something that I did that was directly copied got so many awards -- that’s evidence right there," he said.

Of course, in a past interview, T-Pain noted that the 808s studio sessions weren't really a walk in the park, and at one point, Kanye even made a diss song aimed in his direction. Things seem to have cleared up since then, but we're not sure how Kanye would react to these most recent comments. Read T-Pain's full interview here

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