Rapper and music producer T-Pain opened up about his battle with depression for two years after his promising rap career was cut short.
T-Pain said his experience with mental illness helped him to sympathize with troubled singer Chris Brown who was released from a California jail this week, and was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
T-Pain’s career hit a speed bump when rappers and hip hop consumers scorned the auto tune studio special effect that he helped popularize.
In an interview with MTV T-Pain described his depressed mood.
“I slept, drank,” the 28-year-old-rapper told MTV. “I was depressed for no reason. I don’t know why. It was just weird.”
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As a result of his downward turn, there is now “a lot of broken stuff” in his house, he chuckled.
The “Up Down” rapper proudly credits Brown for sticking by him during that time. “I did it for [Brown],” said T-Pain. “I did it for everybody, but, you know, Chris the most, because he was going through so much with all the backlash and stuff he was going through.
And I still called him, hit him up, visit him in the studio, checked on him, make sure he was OK, went by his house, just popped up in places that he was.”
T-Pain is best known for his hit singles “I’m Sprung”, “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper),” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” and “Bartender”.
His last studio album, Revolve?, received mixed reviews and sold less than 130,000 copies.
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