T-Pain’s music career has completely bounced back recently but it looks like the artist has been focused on other things too. He shared his love for gaming in a recent interview and how big of a bag he is hauling in.
During an interview with Steve-O-Wild Ride! podcast, T-pain shared that he makes more money from live streaming on Twitch video than he does from his music.
“I’m making more money off of video games than I have made in the last four years,” the singer-songwriter shared. “Just playing them. Playing video games.”
T-Pain also added that he is unable to understand why Twitch keeps sending him so much money since he considers himself to be terrible at video games. He said. “I think that’s what makes it better. 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.”
Later on the podcast, T-Pain also shared that his career with music had once reached rock bottom and he actually went 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,” he shared.
“I would have put something aside, but, you know, from the people that came before me…’Nope, this whole thing is just money, all the time! You good at something? It’s money, always!’ Nobody has ever been like, ‘So this goes away after a while,'” he continued.
T-Pain has recently released a new track titled, “Just The Tips,” in May and is currently doing his Road to Wisconsin Tour. Obviously, he’s also not giving up live streaming at all, because that money keeps pouring in for him. Watch the full interview below!
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