In a recent interview with Complex, Atlanta rapper Future aired out his thoughts on some artists in the music industry copy-catting his style and use of Auto-Tune for their music. He differentiated himself from those who've used Auto-Tune in the past for their own music.
"When I first used Auto-Tune, I never used it to sing. I wasn't using it the way T-Pain was. I used it to rap because it makes my voice sound grittier. Now everybody wants to rap in Auto-Tune. Future's not everybody. The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I've got a tribe of kids that want to be like me... But I understand why people want to imitate the things I do. They're dope. It comes naturally to me. My fans can expect greatness. If I wasn't me, I would want to be me."