Although using Auto-Tune had been done before, T-Pain really put it on the map. Artists like Lil Wayne and Kanye West even asked the hook-king before using the software. Now Diddy is taking the praise of T-Pain and his Auto-Tune use to a new level. As we previously reported, Diddy is currently working on a new album which will be entirely sung using the software and now reportedly he will be giving T-Pain royalties for using it.
“I gave T-Pain one point on my [upcoming] album for using the Auto-Tune,” Diddy revealed on the recent MTV finale for their hit video count-down show “Total Request Live” (TRL) to which T-Pain replied “Sign the papers.” T-Pain went on to say “Diddy actually gave me royalties on this album just for using Auto-Tune. He signed the contract and everything. If I can do that with Diddy, somebody else better be signing something. It’s Diddy. He didn’t have to involve me at all. … I’m writing and producing on his album, and he gave me extra royalties on top of that for using something I just brought back.”