The [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] and [artist id="1998098"]T-Pain[/artist] saga has officially been laid to rest. When Pain stood onstage with Jay over the summer at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert, people thought Pain was in support of Hov's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)." Jay even said he wasn't dissing Pain on the track, rather people who were trying to take away from Pain, Kanye West and Lil Wayne by saturating the market with Auto-Tune.
Last September, though, during a Las Vegas pool party, Pain grabbed the microphone and dissed Jay-Z, implying he was old and out of touch. Later that month, Pain apologized to Jay on a record called "More Careful."
Well, Pain said he and Jay finally talked face to face last month about their controversy.
"We talked at the Grammys," Pain told MTV News last week. "It was a pretty big thing. Word for word, he said, 'That's f---ed up the way you took that song.' I'm a [crazy] n---a, so we gonna take the song like that. That's how we take songs. He was like, 'I didn't mean nothing by that.' I was like, 'I already put out my apology song. So there you go. My bad. I apologize. Apologize for taking the song like that.' We shook hands, did the little chest bump. That was the end of that."
Pain is preparing to put out his next album, Revolver, later this year. It features some of his familiar hallmarks: Auto-Tune and "a lot of sex and alcohol. That's a main topic," he said.
One thing he won't have this time is a lot of guest spots. "I had to slow down on guest appearances, because a lot of people were saying that Thr33 Ringz was only as good as it was because it had a lot of people on there. I just wanted to prove some people wrong. I wanted to test myself to see if that was the case. It was so many people on the last album, it should have been a DJ Khaled album."