T-Pain pissed a lot of Aaliyah fans off during a listening party he hosted for his new mixtape Iron Way last week, reports Rhymes with Snitch. When asked about the flak he was receiving for using unreleased Aaliyah vocals next to auto tune for his track “Girlfriends,” Mr. Lemmeputmyfootinmymouth tastelessly replied:
People tend to–I don’t know man– I’m not trying to discredit Aaliyah in any kind of way. But you know how sometimes when people die–yeah. You know how somebody’s an asshole their whole life, but when you go to their funeral it’s like ‘This guy was the greatest man that ever walked…’ No, I’m just sayin’! [Yes he did go there! Wrong analogy brotha!]
After he came out his neck with that brazen brow-raising statement, the crowd got rowdy telling him to clarify what he was really trying to say, so he tried:
No, I’m not saying Aaliyah. But it’s like because she passed, nobody is deserving of being next to her. Nobody’s good enough. Nobody is good enough because she passed. If she was still alive, then everybody would’ve been like, ‘Oh! She’s tryna be Beyoncé!’ If she were still alive right now. But now that she’s passed, it’s like ‘Nobody could be her! Nobody could be her!’ That’s just how I feel. That’s how it goes. And that’s how people are, man. People look for shit to talk about.”
After feeling the wrath of raging Aaliyah fans for his tasteless comments, Pain released a tweet trying to clean up his mess.
Again: wrong analogy brotha, wrong analogy.
Aaliyah comments come in at 2:50 mark.