Cher says Kanye West thanked her for popularising Auto-Tune with ‘Believe’

The singer met West and wife Kim Kardashian at New York's Met Ball on Monday (May 4)

Kanye West thanked Cher for helping pave the way for her career by using Auto-Tune in her 1998 hit ‘Believe’, the singer claims.

West and Cher met at the Met Gala in New York on Monday night (May 4), with the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian posting an image of the encounter to Instagram (see above).

Cher later responded to a fan asking via Twitter if the singer enjoyed meeting the pair, describing Kardashian as “very gracious” and stating that West “thanked me for Autotune”. She added: “They were sweet,& seemed 2 be having fun.”

‘Believe’ was the title track from Cher’s 22nd studio album of the same name. It relaunched the singer’s career and made her the oldest female solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

West first ventured into the world of Auto-Tune with his 2008 album ‘808s & Heartbreak’. He also adopted the technique for his additional albums ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and ‘Yeezus’.

Over the weekend, Kanye West announced that he was changing the title of his upcoming new album. West had previously been planning on calling the record ‘So Help Me God’, later having a change of heart.

Taking to Twitter last Sunday (May 3), West made the surprise announcement that he’s instead naming the record ‘SWISH’, though has reserved the right to change it again if he so desires: “I’m changing my album name to SWISH,” he wrote. “I might change it again but that’s the name now.”

A tracklisting and release date has yet to be announced, though possible songs to feature on ‘SWISH’ include ‘All Day’, ‘Wolves’ and the Paul McCartney collaboration ‘Only One’.

Meanwhile, West was recently voted one of the world’s most powerful people by Time magazine and made two cameo appearances at Coachella last month, first joining The Weeknd on stage before later surprising fans during Stromae’s set.