T-Pain admits that the 2009 JAY-Z track "Death of Autotune" had a devastating effect on him, even though Hov has clarified it wasn't specifically about him.
He actually recorded a comeback back in the day. But his management told him to drop it because they could see the whole ordeal of being targetted by Hov was doing back things to Teddy's mental health.
13 years later, he debuted the track at his inaugural Wiscansin Fest on Saturday at the Rave’s Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconson. [Jump to 7 hours 17 minutes, it was a long show.]
“They tried to get rid of me, now their knees hurt/Shook! Who say they tryna brawl with Tylenol?/You know you missed me, you ain’t fu*king with them guys at all/Foot in the dope crack, they say they need mo’ crack/They asking for pain relief so I guess the boy’s back,” he spits. “It gets worse with time/All the time you spent rehearsing your line, it end up worse than mine/You thirsty for shine/Every time I spit a bar I get thirty a line/Who said they tryna bang with Teddy Pain?/I’m on everythang, that’s on everythang/I’m married to the game, get the wedding ring/I got this sh*t wrapped, Teddy Cellophane.”
If he had dropped that in 09 would it have changed the narrative?