When Jay Z released "D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)" in June 2009, T-Pain — the artist who brought Auto-Tune sound to the top of the charts — was at the peak of his career. In the two years prior, T-Pain had two top-five charting albums in the bag, along with a boatload of smash singles and features.
Jay's shot at the trend was seen as a death knell to T-Pain's career. In a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday, T-Pain said that he would have fans come to his concerts just to say that Jay Z killed him. Pain, in turn, started dissing Jay at his shows and made some disparaging comments in the press.