T-Pain Remembers Borrowing Money For Burger King After Blowing $40 Million

 T-Pain sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club where he made a sobering admission. The unofficial “Godfather of Auto-Tune” said at one point in his career he had roughly $40 million in his bank account, but due to bad business decisions, he wound up with nothing.

“That’s when I was running out of money,” he said in a clip. “That’s when my accountant was like, ‘Dude, you just bought a Bugatti, you’re out of money.’ And I was like, ‘No I’m not. I got this house I wanna get. I got this other house for my assistants, for my runners and producers.’

“So we bought a house after that and we just started going crazy with money, and I wasn’t paying attention to it. I thought if I didn’t have access to my own accounts then I wouldn’t have to look at it. So you know what I’m saying? It was bad business choices.”

Charlamagne then asked T-Pain what he meant by” broke” and it turns out he was broke, broke. 

“I had to borrow money to get my kids Burger King,” he admitted. “It was a lot of bad investments. [I got into] real estate. I was letting my manager do it and he was way more optimistic than I was.

“He would buy complete dumps and think that we could just paint and we should be fine. Never sold anything I ever bought. These were terrible neighborhoods in Florida [laughs]. Yep, crackhouse for sure. Still a crackhouse right now.”

But last season’s winner of The Masked Singer was taught a valuable lesson and seemingly bounced back with ease.

“You get back up and you learn,” he concluded.

Watch the full interview above.