After a contentious past, the two reunited and reconciled onstage during an event for Dave Chappelle’s new documentary in Atlanta on Sunday (Nov. 21).
“I love you, bro,” said T-Pain as Usher stood next to him. “I’m telling you, we ain’t going through nothing, bro. We ain’t going through a goddamn thing. It’s all love.”
They then hugged it out onstage. “In times when we’re divided the most, we need to be together the most. I love you, bro. I’m never not gonna love you, bro, trust me. My dawg.”
Earlier this year, T-Pain revealed a conversation he had with Usher in 2013 in which the R&B superstar told him he “fu**ed up music” because of his use of Auto-Tune.
“He was, like, ‘Man, I want to tell you something, man.’ He was like, ‘Man, you kind of fu**ed up music,’” T-Pain recalled on the Netflix docuseries series “This Is Pop.” “I didn’t understand. Usher was my friend. He was like, ‘Nah, man, you really fu**ed up music for real singers.’”
The hurtful comments triggered a years-long battle with depression for T-Pain. “That is the very moment, and I don’t even think I realized this for a long time, but that’s the very moment that started a four-year depression for me,” added T-Pain.
Usher previously addressed his comments, telling Billboard that he didn’t intend to cause harm.
“I’m happy that T-Pain said something — I’m not sure if it was before or after our actual conversation, after I heard what was said,” he said. “It was very hurtful to know that he had experienced that kind of hardship in life. I wouldn’t wish that on any person. Private conversations for me have always been intended to uplift. But when or if people get pieces of it, they can always have some other interpretation. But we’ve spoken since and we’re good.”