T-Pain Blasts Quincy Jones Over Viral Interview: He's 'Pissed Off At The World'

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02:  T-Pain performs onstage at Rolling Stone Live: Minneapolis presented by Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL. Produced in partnership with Talent Resources Sports on February 2, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

T-Pain Blasts Quincy Jones Over Viral Interview: He's 'Pissed Off At The World'

The singer sounded off over Jones' comments concerning a project they worked on together.

Published February 8, 2018

Quincy Jones shook the table after dropping several bombs about the music and Hollywood industry in his latest interview with Vutlure. The entertainment executive dished on a lot of details about Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, and even politicians. While everyone was pouring of those juicy stories, T-Pain seemed to be caught up on another one.

In the Vutlure discussion, Jones referenced his 2010 Soul Bossa Nostra, which featured a tracklist of various artists covering some of Quincy’s biggest hits. Jones specifically criticized T-Pain, who re-recorded Michael Jackson’s beloved hit, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Robin Thicke for the album. “I said to them, ‘Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.’ That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details.”

Understandably, T-Pain seemed to feel a certain way about Jones’ comments. In a three-part rant on Twitter, the singer expressed his issue with the criticism. “For the record, I told my managers (at the time) and I told @QuincyDJones in his face ‘I don’t want to remake any of your past records because I know I’m gonna fuck it up. I’ll never be able to reach the greatest of MJ’  it took them hours to pump me up to even go in the booth,” he wrote. “And I still hated it when I came out of the booth. Then the song came out and it was even worse than it sounded in the studio. This is legit one of the reasons I don’t work with the managers I had anymore because if I said I was uncomfortable doing something they didn’t care.”

Although the “Buy U A Drank” artist definitely has respect for the G.O.A.T., he still suggested that Jones was bitter and unhappy. “To be real. It just seems like @QuincyDJones is pissed off at the whole world,” he stated. “I have nothing but respect for the guy so I don’t know why we didn’t hold the song or tell me exactly what he wanted when I kept taking the headphones off beggin for direction from the God.”

Check out T-Pain’s tweets below.

Written by Jessica McKinney

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