When Quincy Jones released the remake to Michael Jackson‘s popular song “P.Y.T.”, MJs fans were none too thrilled.
The auto-tune heavy re-make will be on Jones’ upcoming tribute album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (in stores Tuesday), and features T-Pain and Robin Thicke on the vocals. In an interview with our friends over at Rap-Up.com, Jones hits back at the “haters” who criticized the track, adding that they “don’t have a life.” Check out what he said below…
“Today with Facebook and Twitter and everything, I have never seen so many haters in my life,” the 77-year-old legend exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. “But it’s people sitting in their basements with their pants on the ground, just being haters. I don’t get it, man. That means they don’t have a life.”
Mr. Jones also said that he has no problems with the way the song was re-made and that both T-Pain and Robin Thicke volunteered to lend their voices to the track.
“The freedom in music is do what you want to do,” he shares. “I don’t think anybody should sit there and say you shouldn’t do that or you shouldn’t do this. That’s not up to me to say. They volunteered. I didn’t choose them. I didn’t produce this. Six years ago, Timbaland came to me with one of his assistants in South Beach and said, ‘We’d like to do a hip-hop tribute to all your old songs.’ I said, ‘Great, man. That’s a very big honor ’cause I’ve worked with a lot of the hip-hoppers anyway and have always been behind them. I just sat down with guys that were my friends and they called and asked me questions and so forth. I’m there for them, but I said use your own voice, but make it better than the one we did.”
And just yesterday, T-Pain took to his Twitter to hit back at critics who disagree with the “P.Y.T.” remake as well.
“For all the ppl that hate mr for ruining pyt just stop listening to my shit. But if Quincy jones tell you he want you to do something, no matter how much shot you know ur gonna get from the dumb asses in the world, you god damn do it. The fucked up thing is everybody being so kind to mj after he’s gone, but how can you wish a man to rest in peace when you never gave him peace in a life time? I had the pleasure of meeting MJ and when I left his house I got a call from his lawyer telling mr that MJ wanted me to remake that song. So everybody that’s being overly disrespectful, you don’t have to like me at all, but you also can keep that bullshit to yourself. Like I said I’m making it my job to stay positive on twitter but this is why the image of my ppl is so fucked up cuz we all are to envious and jealous of each other to get passed anything. In conclusion, if you don’t like what I do then stop listening to it, if somebody tells you that my shit is wak, why would you go and try to find it? Just stay off my timeline and my dick and get YO shit together, obviously I’m str8”
In case you haven’t heard it for yourself, check it out below and let us know what you think!!