T-Pain Says Michael Jackson Requested "P.Y.T." Remake

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T-Pain Says Michael Jackson Requested "P.Y.T." Remake

Auto-tune king, T-Pain addresses critics via Twitter, saying he got the co-sign from Quincy Jones and the late Michael Jackson.

Legendary producer and composer Quincy Jones enlisted platinum-selling artists T-Pain and Robin Thicke to remake Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T.” for his upcoming album, Q: Soul Bassa Nostra. Akon, Ludacris, Three 6 Mafia, Talib Kweli and a host of others are slated to be on the album as well, but it was T-Pain’s reinterpretation of the 1983 classic that drew the ire of most fans.

Soon after the song was posted online, comments surfaced saying T-Pain ruined the Jackson classic. Tuesday, T-Pain took to Twitter and defended himself, saying not only did Quincy Jones approve of his remake, but Michael Jackson requested the reworking before his 2009 death.

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For all the ppl that hate mr for ruining pyt just stop listening to my shit. But if Quincy jones tell you he http://tl.gd/6pjdgi13 hours ago via TwitBird

“But if Quincy Jones tell you he want you to do something no matter how much shot [sic] you know ur gonna get from the dumb asses in the world, you god damn do it,” T-Pain stated. He also called out critics for being jealous and disrespectful, in a response so long it needed to be finished via TweetLonger.

For his part, Jones defended his picks in March, during an interview with Billboard magazine, saying, “Each artist picked a song that resonated with them for different reasons. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own and knocked them out of the park.”

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