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T-Pain says he makes more money from “playing video games” on Twitch than Music

The Tallahassee native reveals he now makes way more money gaming that he makes from his music catalog.

T-Pain Admits He's Made More Money Gaming On Twitch In The Last 4 Years Than With Music

In recently resurfaced clip of an interview with T-Pain revealed how gaming has been more financially lucrative than his music career.

During a 2021 interview back in June with Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast, the auto-tune crooner revealed he actually makes more money live streaming on Twitch than he does through his music.

“I’m making more money off of video games than I have made in the last four years,” T-Pain said. “Just playing them. Playing video games.”

He continued by saying he has no idea why Twitch keeps throwing him money, especially since he considers himself terrible at video games.

“I think that’s what makes it better,” he said. “I mean there are definitely good players out there that make a ton of money, but I think the entertainment that comes from somebody like me being trash at it, I think that’s just more valuable and more entertaining.”

Elsewhere in the interview, T-Pain explained how his music career actually sank so low at one point he went completely broke.

“After I went through that whole episode I found out if I would have known that other artists have gone through this, people I look up to if they would have just said, ‘Look, it’s not all great. It’s not gonna be fine this whole time.’ If I woulda known that, I would have been mentally prepared, first of all, I would have prepared myself financially.”

Watch the full interview above.


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