Exclusive: T-Pain Says He's Giving Rick Ross R&R After Near-Death Experience
Monday, Mar 11, 2013 4:00PM
Grammy-winning singer T-Pain recently spoke to SOHH about his relationship with Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and admitted he wanted the "Boss" to rest up following a near-death shooting before linking back up in the studio.
Although they have handfuls of hits together, Pain said he wants Ricky Rozay to rest up before they reunite for another smash hit to add to their collection.
"Rick Ross and I are always running into each other one way or another and we always find a way to work together," Paiin told SOHH. "I haven't talked to him since the crash, simply because I know he's already getting overwhelmed with calls about the situation so I try to let him rest and relax." (SOHH)
Pain also said despite working with rap stars like Kanye West and Lil Wayne, he has no interest in slowing down his range of collaborators.
"I'm always open to do any collabs that come my way, any genre, any artist," Pain added. "It's an honor to have people that wanna work with me so I try to make myself available for whatever happens." (SOHH)
One full-length collaborative album hip-hop heads will likely never see is Pain's joint effort alongside Weezy F. Baby.
The "5 O'Clock" hitmaker also shed light on what happened to his highly-publicized collaborative album with Lil Wayne. "When [Wayne] got into his litte trouble, that was right at the peak of when we was like, 'OK, let's go. Let's do this now.' He finally had time, then he went to jail," said Pain, who recorded eight or nine songs for the project before it was scrapped. While he's still up for it, he doesn't think Weezy is interested. "Things happen and I'm pretty sure he's over the whole idea now. I don't even be bringing it up to him no more. I'm pretty sure he's way past that right now. He's doing big things." (Rap-Up)
Back in March 2011, Wayne said he still had high hopes of the project moving forward.
"I've had ideas to do an album with T-Pain. We've got the T-Wayne situation going, so Drake's a very respectable dude. He's like, 'I don't want to disrespect none of those situations, so I'm just going to wait 'til you have a real good moment to focus on you and I doing an album.' ... And then you know my obligations to the Like Father, Like Son albums with [Birdman aka] Stunna. It's like no disrespect to those. I don't want to clash with nothing." (MTV)
T-Pain is calling HAZE Nightclub at ARIA his home for several dates in the coming year. The incomparable T-Pain made his HAZE debut on Saturday, Jan. 26 with his not-to-be-missed new party, "HOUSE OF PAIN." The man of many talents - including singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and DJ - will host his next "HOUSE OF PAIN" party on Saturday, March 16 at HAZE Nightclub.
Check out Wale, Rick Ross & T-Pain's "Bag of Money":