T-Pain Opens Up About Battle With Depression, Expresses Support for Chris Brown

T-Pain battling depression

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.”

From Page Six:

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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    61 Responses to “T-Pain Opens Up About Battle With Depression, Expresses Support for Chris Brown”

    1. 1
      luVn_liFe... says:

      I wish him a hundred years of Success BUT IT’s My time!

      JUST KIDDING… I truly hope he gets well

    2. 2

      Man..he look like he has aged 30 years. He look like one of my Uncles now.
      :eek:

    3. 3
      VDot says:

      Awwwwww. Depression is real. I like that he’s speaking about it as a Black man :yes:

    4. 4
      jealousCNenvy says:

      I love T-Pain.
      He has always been a cool cat. Depression is no joke.
      He’ll be back. He has a great musical mind he writes, produces, sings and raps.

    5. 5
      jealousCNenvy says:

      Auntie its Revolver

    6. 6
      luVn_liFe... says:

      That’s the worst, NOT Knowing Why ur in ur funk :|

      Depression is a tough battle to fight.

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      Milky says:

      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.”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      this sounds like some gay stalker shait right hurrrr! This is the games that Florida and quarter dolla play!! T-Pain sound like he was in love and CB was not payin him no attn afta hi bloodied his man puscee!

    8. 8

      jealousCNenvy says:

      Auntie its Revolver

      ——–

      It’s coaster… as I use this and future album as coasters

    9. 9
      Tink Tink :newbie: says:

      I hope everything works out for him……but, 28 :blink: let me cancel my plans at the bar tonight

    10. 10
      luVn_liFe... says:

      NFL Players Association says Kaepernick is the only player who has confirmed to union he has rights to his body art. Union hoping more do so
      ~~~~~
      smart move Toucan

    11. 11
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Tink Tink :newbie: says: I hope everything works out for him……but,
      28 :blink: let me cancel my plans at the bar tonight
      ~~~~
      AND ON THAT NOTE :ghost:

    12. 12

      @TINK TINK
      “I hope everything works out for him……but, 28 let me cancel my plans at the bar tonight”
      ____________________

      NIGGA! I checked a few different sources cause Sandra be clowning with them ages sometimes.

      PUT THAT DRANK DOWN DAWG!

    13. 13

      He mad because his synthesized voice didn’t take off? :huh:

      I know Depression is real and I’m calling bullshatt on this cat.

      He thought he was really gone have classic hits we listened to 30 yrs from now? :huh:

    14. 14

      this sounds like some gay stalker shait right hurrrr! This is the games that Florida and quarter dolla play!! T-Pain sound like he was in love and CB was not payin him no attn afta hi bloodied his man puscee!
      __________________

      I was thinking this but ain’t wanna say it!

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      luVn_liFe… says:

      NFL Players Association says Kaepernick is the only player who has confirmed to union he has rights to his body art. Union hoping more do so
      ~~~~~
      smart move Toucan

      :lol:

    16. 16
      Milky says:

      @ Man :fistbump: dont know real ninjas be doing all that and your fighting depression. Sounds like he was chasing the dack to me!

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      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      this sounds like some gay stalker shait right hurrrr! This is the games that Florida and quarter dolla play!! T-Pain sound like he was in love and CB was not payin him no attn afta hi bloodied his man puscee!
      __________________

      I was thinking this but ain’t wanna say it!

      :popcorn: He was the Flip Flop in this story? :lol:

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      heartland says:

      I actually liked Tpain… Bartender was my jam!! hahaa

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      Who Dat says:

      Its my time. God bless Teddy Pain. I see ya Dawn-Knee :love:

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    21. 21

      I don’t wanna start no rumors… but remember when T-Pain ranted and raved about the size of Ray J’s dyck???

      I been lookin at that nigga sideways ever since.

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      Tink Tink :newbie: says:

      Milky says:

      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.”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      this sounds like some gay stalker shait right hurrrr! This is the games that Florida and quarter dolla play!! T-Pain sound like he was in love and CB was not payin him no attn afta hi bloodied his man puscee!
      ___________________________
      I’m just getting from an interview and this Nigga sitting on my porch with a bottle of bumpy and Church’s Chicken…..FOH!!!

    23. 23

      :rofl: :rofl:

      *puts on serious face and composes list of those needing sensitivity training*

      1. Man
      2. Milky
      3. Tink
      4. DTTS
      :waiting:

    24. 24
      Milky says:

      I’m just getting from an interview and this Nigga sitting on my porch with a bottle of bumpy and Church’s Chicken…..FOH!!!
      ______________________________
      exactly Tpain I am sorry but yo azz gay!!!! FRFR

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      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      I don’t wanna start no rumors… but remember when T-Pain ranted and raved about the size of Ray J’s dyck???

      I been lookin at that nigga sideways ever since.

      :eek:
      ————
      He was probably hurting and sad before, I mean he did name himself T Pain :wtf:

    26. 26
      gbellab says:

      Aging rapper Jay- Z put a bullet in T-Pain’s career with his song “D.O.A”
      (death of autotune) :shotsfired1:
      Let’s keep it 100, T-pain

    27. 27

      @NANCY
      *puts on serious face and composes list of those needing sensitivity training*

      1. Man
      2. Milky
      3. Tink
      4. DTTS
      ______________________

      :nono:

      SEE COMMENT #14!!!!
      :eek:

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      Milky says:

      @Thing i am not being insensitive this ninja is suffering from depression, he is suffering from not having duck up his azz!

    29. 29

      :mad: …adds self to list ’cause :wtf: is a “bottle of bumpy”?! :crying1:

    30. 30

      Now Thing, ION like when folks try to use something serious JUST to put out his BatSignal :warning: to Chris :lol:
      ——–
      You think he really went through a technical depression? *holds mic out* :eek:

    31. 31
      missyJ says:

      What’s in the corner of his mouf? :huh: let me quit… He already going through some things…

    32. 32
      Tink Tink :newbie: says:

      @Nancy

      I’m showing my southern country ass, its Seagrams Gin

    33. 33

      See #26, we solve Mysteries around here :trophy:
      SR put this one up, so that we could find out ‘what’s really going on’ & get down to thee bottom of thangs! :rofl: :rofl:

    34. 34

      Man, that nigga Chris Brown must be puttin something in they food or something cause now the niggas sittin round depressed and chit “longing” for that nigga.

      Old hoes,
      famous hoes
      maybe/sorta dyke hoes
      NIGGAS
      hoes on twitter..

      :rofl:

    35. 35

      Tink Tink :newbie: says:

      @Nancy

      I’m showing my southern country ass, its Seagrams Gin
      *adds it’s called Bumpy because of the bottle* :kona:

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    37. 37

      Now, I’m not trying to get Man all worked up, but look at the links up top CHILD SUPPORT :lol: This cat probably ain’t enjoyed his autotune money because he’s been paying out the ass :lol:

    38. 38
      Tink Tink :newbie: says:

      missyJ says:

      What’s in the corner of his mouf? let me quit… He already going through some things…
      ____________________
      It ain’t what you think, just extra grease from them Church’s Chicken

    39. 39
    40. 40

      @DTS
      “Now, I’m not trying to get Man all worked up, but look at the links up top CHILD SUPPORT This cat probably ain’t enjoyed his autotune money because he’s been paying out the ass ”
      _______________

      :facepalm:

      Don’t start with me today! I had to explain to some hoes on Facebook today how they weren’t nothing but some flat out thieves!

    41. 41

      I see he’en stop eating though :eek:
      #ignant,Iknow :lol:

    42. 42

      :hahaha: Man :hug: (non-flirtacious)
      I am SURE you let them have it! :rofl:

    43. 43

      DTTS says:

      “because he’s been paying out the ass”
      ________________________________

      you serious, yo? :eek: this why you going to training nih! :hahaha:

      *adds gbellab to the list* :rofl:

    44. 44

      Where’s everybody at?

      Doing their best T-Pain impersonations? :eek: :kona:

    45. 45

      Thing, in real life I have to hold my opinions in. But I let them loose on here :ashamed: :lol:

    46. 46

      @DTS
      “Man (non-flirtacious)
      I am SURE you let them have it! ”
      ____________________________

      :rofl: at Non-flirtacious… I’m not goin bite on that lil bait you threw at me! :nono:

      But yeah! I let they azz HAVE IT! Stealing a nigga money and then all up in front of the whole world admitting to stealing it! I would be too shamed…

      …you know what. :facepalm: Let me leave that chit alone!

    47. 47

      Thing, in real life I have to hold my opinions in.
      ___________________________

      *ponders your “real life” success rate at holding your opinion in* :think:

    48. 48

      *jacked from SR, circa 2009 :rofl:

      A loyal reader who works in the same midtown building as rapper T-Pain’s lawyer emailed Sandrarose.com over the weekend to say she saw T-Pain, real name Faheem Rasheed Najm, leaving his attorney’s office on Friday (8/28).

      Word gets around quickly, and she learned that T-Pain was there to attend a mediation meeting to resolve child support issues with his baby mama, Elisa Hood, aka Ms. Cherry from VH1?s Miss Rap Supreme.

      Let’s just say that the mediation didn’t turn out as well as all parties had hoped.

      For a rapper who just put out a track titled “I Support baby Mamas” [CLICK to listen] he certainly isn’t supporting his own very well.

      Before Friday, Ms. Hood was barely making ends meet with a measly $2,000 a month from the same rapper who bragged about dropping over $400,000 on a “big ass chain” inlaid with 197kt. diamonds. When T-Pain posted the pics of his 10 lb. chain on twitter last month, we chose not to participate in the nignorance by reposting the pics.

      According to court documents, this dead beat dad pulls down $15 million a year in records sales, royalties and appearance fees. He owns an impressive collection of almost 40 luxury vehicles, including a Lambo, Bentley and a Phantom. Yet the cheapskate and his attorney put an offer on the table for a mere $500 per month more than the $2,000 he is already paying Ms. Hood in support for their 2-year-old son King!

      Don’t you hate so-called ballers who value money and material possessions over their own seed? Oh, did I forget to mention that T-Pain was already married with children at home when he laid up with Ms. Hood?

      From what I hear, Ms. hood left his offer sitting on the table — as well she should have — and a court date is pending in family court. When that day draws near, I plan to send a photographer to snap some pics of T-Pain leaving the courtroom with his big ass empty wallet after Ms. Hood finishes taking him to the cleaners!

    49. 49
      Milky says:

      #thesedacksnotloyal

    50. 50

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      @DTS
      “Man (non-flirtacious)
      I am SURE you let them have it! ”
      ____________________________

      :rofl: at Non-flirtacious… I’m not goin bite on that lil bait you threw at me!

      OH, Thank You Sir! :bow:

      :nono:

      But yeah! I let they azz HAVE IT! Stealing a nigga money and then all up in front of the whole world admitting to stealing it! I would be too shamed…

      …you know what. :facepalm: Let me leave that chit alone!
      Sounds like some :chickenhead: type mess SMH. How do they dress their kids, what do they do for and with their kids? :popcorn:

    51. 51

      fair exchange aint robbery. they “gave” dude a child; he “gives” the financial support needed for the child :shrug:

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    53. 53

      Milky says:

      #thesedacksnotloyal

      :dead:
      ============
      Whatcha come up with Thing? :lol:
      :popcorn:

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    55. 55

      My :eek: usually tell it Thing, which is why I am a pro at thee ‘quickfaceturn’ :kona:

    56. 56

      :thinking: I wonder if STruggle ever got the letter frozen and opened for his client *snickers*

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    59. 59

      Thing :chase: Folks in my real life don’t tell me their mess really :no: because they already know I will give them the honest real opinion if asked :shrug: :lol:

      Which is why I was tripping on my cousin telling me about this ‘almost separted man’. :blink:

    60. 60
      Ni ni says:

      tpain too hard on himself. He has fun music; sing a longs. Sandra, you got a shout out earlier on the radio. Well, they mentioned your twitter feud the other day with the first lady.

    61. 61

      @NANCY
      “fair exchange aint robbery. they “gave” dude a child; he “gives” the financial support needed for the child ”
      ______________________

      Um… :nono:

      She DECIDED to make a baby. She didn’t have to do that. She decided to. And after she DECIDED to have a baby, she steals his money. He has NOTHING to do with that decision.

      Hoes kill me. DEMAND the right to make a decision whether to give birth, but then act like a nigga have a part in the decision when it’s time to steal his money. SMH.

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