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Cher Says Kanye West Thanked Her for Popularizing Autotune at 2015 Met Gala

Cher recently took to Twitter to share her experience at the 2015 Met Gala. She tweeted about an encounter with Kanye West, saying that he thanked her for popularizing autotune.

Although T-Pain is often credited with pushing autotune to the forefront, Cher helped introduce pitch altering her 1998 record, Believe.

As noted by HipHopDX, Cher spoke on her encounter with Yeezy after a fan on Twitter asked about her meeting with Kim Kardashian.

"She was very Gracious.We talked about our trips to Armenia. Kanye Thanked me for Autotune.They were sweet,& seemed 2 be having fun," she tweeted.

West went into auto tune overload on his 2008 album, 808s & Heartbreak. Rolling Stone gave the album a 3-and-a half star rating.

So it's no surprise that his untrammeled egotism has led him well beyond the usual limits of his genre. With Kanye largely abandoning rapping in favor of digitally altered crooning, his fourth album represents a cultural high-water mark for Auto-Tune, that now ubiquitous pitch-correction technology.

 Kanye can't really sing in the classic sense, but he's not trying to. T-Pain taught the world that Auto-Tune doesn't just sharpen flat notes: It's a painterly device for enhancing vocal expressiveness, and upping the pathos. In "Bad News," Kanye's digitized vocals are the sound of a man so stupefied by grief, he's become less than human.

Two years ago, Cher showed support for West following his now infamous scuffle with a photographer outside of LAX.

"DEAR KANYE,THANK U,4 TRASHING THOSE LOATHSOME PARASITES,WHO STEAL OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS,"TIME & PRIVACY"WE CAN NEVER GET THOSE BACK!," Cher tweeted on July 21, 2013.

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