News: T-Pain Receives "Death & Kidnapping" Threats, Police Investigate
Monday, Feb 23, 2009 10:30AM
Grammy-winning singer T-Pain has reportedly called off tonight's Guyana performance due to death and kidnapping threats.
The threats were allegedly made over the weekend from unnamed person(s).
Promoter Kerwin Bollers says Monday's performance for Carnival celebrations was called off after e-mail and phone threats from an unidentified source. There were "credible death and kidnapping threats." Police Commander Leroy Bollers reported Sunday that authorities will investigate. (Associated Press)
If not for threats, Pain would have headlined one of Guyana's biggest concerts.
He had been the headliner for Monday's Mash 2009 "mega-concert," coinciding with the country's Carnival festivities. T-Pain had been the biggest name U.S. entertainer scheduled to play Guyana in years. Local police say they are attempting to ascertain the identity of the person or persons. (E! Online)
Aside from tonight's performance, the Auto-Tune hit maker will join Lil' Wayne on tour next month.
Joined by T-Pain, Keri Hilson, Gym Class Heroes and Gorilla Zoe, Wayne will tour in popular cities including Providence, Newark, Baltimore, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis and Wallingford. (Ticketmaster)
Beginning in 2005, Pain's musical career has continued to boost with the success of consecutive hit records.
T-Pain began his career as a rapper in the group Nappy Headz. In 2005, his debut solo album Rappa Ternt Sanga was released and spawned the hits `I'm Sprung` and `I'm N Luv.` Since the release of that album, T-Pain has produced numerous hits of his own and for other rappers and R&B singers. T-Pain has also had over 10 top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2008, he won a Grammy with rapper Kanye West for the single `Good Life.`(Caribbean World News)