T-Pain's recent Breakfast Club sitdown is well worth a proper full-length viewing, with the recent 1UP releaser touching on a number of discussion topics—including threesomes appreciation, The Masked Singer, and new music—that are enticing enough to land in comma-filled headlines.
However, the moment that appears to be resonating most is one in which T-Pain looks back on a chapter in his life that saw him lose copious amounts of money. So much, according to T-Pain's comments from the Friday-published video, that he had to borrow money
About 31 minutes deep into the video up top, T-Pain recalled a new Bugatti he ultimately chose to sell back to the dealer due to some excess spending and what he characterized as "a lot" of investments he now considers ill-advised.
"That's when I was running out of money," T-Pain recalled, noting that—at the time—he had himself under the impression that a hands-off approach to his accounts was the way to go.
"Just started going crazy with the money," he said. "I wasn't paying attention to it. I thought if I didn't have access to my own accounts I wouldn't have to look at it, so it was bad business choices." Elaborating further when Charlamagne tha God asked if he was ever truly "zero dollars broke," T-Pain confirmed he was.
"I had to borrow money to get my kids Burger King," he said, estimating that the most he ever had in his account at one time prior to that temporary setback was $40 million.
"Yeah, yeah, It was a lot of bad investments, a lot of things . . . 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 we should be fine. Never sold anything that we bought."
Nowadays, T-Pain is definitely doing fine. "You know, you get back up and you learn, man," he told the Breakfast Club crew.