O.T. Genasis has fond memories of T-Pain’s $400,000 Big Ass Chain, which the singer has openly called a regrettable purchase.
But Genasis thinks there are bigger things to regret, telling TMZ that he wishes he hadn’t spent money on, “Unnecessary dinners and bottles and all kind of stuff like that,” adding that those are the kinds of things “you don’t never get to see.” He continued, “Then you look at it like, ‘Damn where all that money go? I coulda bought my chain.’”
While he agreed that T-Pain’s chain was “not a good investment,” he said, “I thought it was a good decision ‘cause I remember that. Some things we just do for our image. We make dumber decisions than that.”
T-Pain has talked about regretfully buying the Big Ass Chain before, including during a recent conversation with Oliver Tree, where the singer shared the genesis of the chain.
“One of my biggest fuckin’ regrets but I keep it around to remind myself,” Pain told Tree revealing that right now, the chain would be worth $200,000 “at most. Price just went down. Price of gold and diamonds aren’t what they used to be.”
He explained the backstory behind the chain, describing how he had it made after a stranger basically dared him.
“Somebody was on the side of the stage at one of my shows and they said, ‘I bet you won’t get a big ass chain that says Big Ass Chain.’ And I said, ‘You don’t know how fuckin’ much money I got right now so don’t fuckin’ try me.’ I don’t know the guy, didn’t get his number, never seen him again and went and spent money on this chain to prove to this stranger that I would do it. Still don’t know who the fuck it was.”
In a 2017 interview with Desus and Mero, Pain said getting the chain made “was the dumbest shit I ever did in my life.” And others agree, like Vince Staples, who called T-Pain’s chain “horrible” in a video with GQ from six years ago.