Jay-Z Says T-Pain/Summer Jam Moment Was Not Planned

Jay-Z spoke to Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez this afternoon about his performance at Summer Jam, the meaning behind his latest record, “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune),” and T-Pain showing up during his set.

Speaking to his longtime friend, Hov said that he had no idea that the Auto-Tune maestro would show up during his performance. “It’s just crazy cause I didn’t know where T-Pain came from,” he said. “Remember the concert that T.I. had where 50 Cent walked on the stage. That wasn’t planned either. So I look and I see somebody to my right and I swear I though he was like a fan, I thought he was like coming to hug me. I’m not even lying, I’m not being funny trying to take shots. And I’m like you know that’s some cool rock star stuff.” [Watch Below]

Jay insisted to Martinez that the moment was not planned, saying that he thinks Pain bombarded the stage to show fans that he was not the target of Jigga’s rhymes. “I guess he was trying to be like get close and be like ‘not me.’ But it’s really not him.” Later adding, “He didn’t mean any harm, he was embracing the record.”

Hov also offered some incite into the meaning behind the record. “I’m not saying that Auto-Tune is wack,” he explained. “What I’m saying is someone does that. You know T-Pain he did it, he writes great melodies, fantastic, Wayne did it and Kanye. You know leave that for them. Not everybody. Like we all gonna make one type of record. Like that’s how you stagnate hip-hop, that’s how people get turned off. You listen to the radio and every single record has Auto-Tune. That’s corny, that’s wack.”

“D.O.A. “ is slated to appear on Jay’s upcoming Blueprint 3 album. – Elan Mancini

  • $ykotic

    Commission!

    • LEO

      I was there…it was beautiful…

  • $ykotic

    The world is going bonkers over this song.

  • Tre

    Shit was funny. I like the song. It’s needed. Now let the fucking cry baby flood gates open!

  • Azhar

    I supposed to be number one on everybody’s list
    We’ll see what happens when i no longer exist
    Fuck this

    (What more can i say?

    Good shit Hov! the song is bananas….roll up!

  • BeerGangsta

    What ever works you go for it. J and T-Pain both have lots of fans. So this was different and smooth at the same time. I know it will be more surprises. I am looking for a surprise on Bet Awards Show. The best show.

  • *BLOCK*

    I can respect that….And as far as the whole everybody doing it thing…yea and its tiresome…respect to t-pain cause he made it his sound made hits wit it and really made the whole industry jock his swag truthfully regardless if you like him or not…oh and i only heard epiphany in its entirety and honestly thats a pretty dope album lyrically…Other than that kill the AUTO TUNE AND BRING ME SOME ANDRE 3000

    *DISTORTED MINDZ*

  • Jamal7Mile

    Man, I thought T-Pain was about to drop-kick Jay right into the crowd! He was approaching kinda quick, LOL!!

    This video/song is blowing up the ‘nets as we speak. And yes, the crybabies have made their objections known. They are (generally) saying “Who does this 50 yr old rapper think he is? He’s washed up, his flow was weak, he hatin’, he blah, blah, blah!! Waaaaaah!!”

    Jay ain’t hatin’, he regulatin’! He telling it like it is… There’s too much Auto-tune out there!! And his flow isn’t weak, either. The STATEMENT that DOA makes >>> the flow.

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      CO-SIGN

      IM FEELING THE MESSAGE SOMEBODY NEEDS 2 PUT THESE AUTOTUNE FAIRIES 2 REST BUT UMMM THIS SONG IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IT 2 SOUND LIKE ITS BASICALLY LIKE A FILLER TRACK I WOULD HAVE THOUGH JAYZ WOULD HAVE MADE THIS WITH AN ANTHEM KINDA FEEL 2 IT IDK BUT 2 ME THE ACTUAL SONG FALLS FLAT FROM PREVIOUS CRAPPY JAYZ SONGS BUT THE MESSAGE IS NEEDED

  • SUpa BOston

    damn we needed a track like this…someone that has a valid opinion in hip hop to speak on the one thing thats killing hip hop…repetitiveness…everyone sound like everyone now or days..shyts become a copy cat industry…now all thats needed is to flood the industry with young cats that think just like this..and hip hop will be exciting like it used to be..

  • i dream filthy

    Just bring an end to all Wackness.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    *phone rings, “Dead Presidents” plays*

    Jay-Z: Hello.

    T-Pain: *robot voice* Jiiiggggaaa, my niiigggga!

    JZ: *nervous laugh* Haaaa, yo, what up Sonn? What’s good, Pain?

    TP: *robot voice* I heeeard that sooong. Its banaaaanaaaas. I can’t believe it!

    JZ: Yeah, nahmean, Be thought it would be a good look, ya know? Like, she said I should go hard this time. Aint personal dawg, I-I wasn’t tawkin’ bout you or nuttin sonn. You gon’ be up @ the Summer Jam, sonn?

    TP: *robot voice* Maybeeeeeee, maybe noooot. I gotta ask Akoooon if I can go.

    *phone clicks*

    JZ: Yo, that’s Be. I gotta go kid, nahmean, she flip out when I don’t pick up…….

    TP: *robot voice* Yeeaaah, Wayne’s the saaame wayee.

    • $ykotic

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      JZ: Yes, Be. 4 wigs, your laundry, can I get a haircut today? Ok, maybe tomorrow? Proactiv, skin bleach…

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        Lmao!!!!

        “Okay, maybe tomorrow?”

    • DownSouth

      “I gotta ask Akoooon if I can go.”

      That is too funny, lol!

      DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • diet tony

    epic fail

  • fredMS

    GAYYY. y do kanye and weezy get a pass, jay aint got the balls to really call someone out.

    • CHEAA

      He not really given wayne a pass..

      He actually takes a jab at him.
      In the song he says “Imay send this to the ‘mixtape’ weezy.”

      Mixtape weezy! AKA back when Wayne was somewhat good. LOL.. Now he jus rapin the auto-tune.

  • Apollo

    kanye and T- pain do somewhat deserva a pass in my opinion( in saying that im not truly a fan of their music) because they started this trend, what jigga’s tryna say is it aint for everyone and that they should just leave it to them.

    Also i believe auto tune helped ” kill hip hop” onlt because so many people are doing it and it takes away from lyrics among other things ( cause they busy tryna sound good) but soulja boy doesnt use auto tune and his songs suck its this new “hip pop” stage thats going on… i dont like it, but i do love the art andin saying that i feel ppl can listen to whatever the fuck they want.. as long as they dont make me hear that shit ( which bein in high school i hear it erry damn day) its all good though

    Apollo

    • Enlightened

      STOP IT!!! STOP IT!!! STOP IT!!!!

      T-PAIN. T-PAIN. T-PAIN. T-PAIN.!!!!

      That’s the only nigga that gets a pass. He brought it to the table. Why do y’all keep trying to throw Kanye in there?
      Shit, he was one of the last ones to do it.

      Yung Berg was on that shit before Kanye.

      • valdez

        kanye gets a pass because he pulled it off very well on 808s. the end.

  • Rafael

    First and Foremost ppl like t-pain and kanye is madd corny using that auto tune thats how they make there hits… And The first person to ever use autotune was DJ-Quic with samples of roger troutman!!!!!!! So niggaz is really on the dick of djquic..

    Shout Out To DJ Quic Keep Doing your thing everybody cop that Kurupt & DJQuic ablum!!!

  • Capital G

    Can the boy Hov dictate what’s hot once again? Look at what he did to throwback jerseys with just one line. Personally I can’t stand the vocoder overkill in hip hop. Remember when Guru said “It’s mostly the voice”? Does same shit apply when everyone has the same robot voice?

  • Nate

    Jay-Z always had the ability to do big things in this game. His choice of song quality, and dumbing down rhymes along with ghostwritten stuff and biting made me not like him as much right when he was blowing up. But every know and then he makes something great. Haven’t heard this but taking the No-Auto Tune stand gives me more respect for him.

  • drew

    funny cuz i heard jay use autotune in a song and it was the worse autotune usage ever! prolly why he hates on it.. its not hard to do anyways, anyone can do it… whether you like it or not depends on the fan

  • Jamal7Mile

    I just heard that Diddy is PISSED OFF at Jay-Z for that D.O.A. song! Don’t forget that P. Diddy’s new album was supposed to be 95% Auto-tuned. When Funk Master Flex broke the song on the radio, Mr. Combs yelled “Somebody get that nigga on the phone!!” Haaa ha!

    2009 has been a HELLUVA entertaining year so far!! Gimme more!!!!!

  • KEN

    THAT SOME BULL. T-PAIN SHOULD OF KICKED HIS ASS. Why does it seem like he cant do no wrong. Like i said i dont understand why there is so mnay people on jay’s dick.

    fredMS says:
    “GAYYY. y do kanye and weezy get a pass, jay aint got the balls to really call someone out”.

    Extacly my point.

    Don’t delete my commnet this time XXL.

  • DUDE

    IM NOT A JAY-Z FAN BUT I AGREE ON THE AUTO TUNES SITUATION….EVERYBODY SHOULD STOP IT…..T-PAIN ALSO…..

  • john S

    You people are still brainwashed by Shawn Carter? Jay-Z is a pawn of the elites demonic plan to control you simple minded fools. Instead of listening you should also read his lyrics. He sold his soul to the devil just like the majority of wealthy artists. Do your research!! Jay-Z OCCULT!

  • http://putonairs.blogspot.com Random T

    Jay-z deff is one of the most influential in the rap game, but I don’t think he can influence what type of music is put out and whether auto-tune and use of the vocoder is ended because., with the transition to “ringtone rap” and its mainly young ppl buying into the ringtone thing, and the people who really know what Jay has done for the game and respect him are above the age of 20.

    But he will influence some kids with his hand in the new game DJ Hero.

    http://putonairs.blogspot.com/2009/06/jay-z-eminem-talk-dj-hero.html

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KiN CAMELL

    PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    HOV = M.C(MASTER of the CRAFT).

    COME VIBE;
    KiN CAMELL(GOOGLE THAT)

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS.

  • the wake for autotuners

    THIS IS A STATEMENT…NOT A SONG….EVERYTHING AINT FO EVERYBODY…BE ORIGINAL…GUESS DIDDY GOT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN,,,,T-PAIN TAKIN SINGING LESSONS….LIL WAYNES IN REHAB…MJB PULLS NEW RECORD…
    JAY-Z AKA MR.DISRESPECTFUL…SUMMER JAM 09..BEST EVER,,,,

  • just joe

    goddamn people talk about other people dick riding wayne, I think yall ridin’ j’s dick a little TOO hard!

  • Kayla

    By “incite”, you meant “insight”, right?