T-Pain was a helluva artist in his prime. I mean, he’s still a pretty big deal, but back in the 2000s, he was definitely one of the biggest singers, and not to mention, the king of autotune. With all of his success came a lot of fame and fortune, but according to the rappa ternt sanga, his fortune was short-lived. Watch the video at the end of the article!
Earlier this week, T-Pain visited The Breakfast Club and got very candid about his financial situation. The “I’m Sprung” singer told DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and Angela Yee that he blew $40 million. Yes, you read that right: FORTY MILLION DOLLARS. I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is “HOW?” Well, he explained how things went downhill…
According to T-Pain, his financial woes came from “a lot of bad investments” in real estate. “I was letting my manager do it and he was way more optimistic than I was,” he said. “He would just buy complete dumps and think that we can just paint and then it should be fine. Never sold anything that we bought.”
Wow. T-Pain said that things were so bad, his bank balance was zero and had to borrow money just to feed his kids. “I, like, had to borrow money to get my kids Burger King.”
It’s obvious the singer came up out of his rough patch. After gaining a TV show, T-Pain’s School of Business, and winning the first season of The Masked Singer, I think it’s safe to safe he’s learned his lesson.
“I know what the high end is and what the low end is,” the rapper/singer said. “I’ve been mega-rich, you know, I’ve been super broke, right in the middle of thinking I was mega-rich, and then got rich again, and you know learned how to really give a sh*t about money.”