News: Despite YMCMB Fallout, T-Pain Won't Give Up On Lil Wayne [Video]
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 9:20PM
Days after revealing why Young Money/Cash Money turned its back on letting him join the team, singer/rapper T-Pain has high hopes of finally putting together a long-awaited joint project alongside Lil Wayne.
Pain has credited a newfound music-making hunger for making him believe a T-Wayne project could still go down.
"I'm getting back on my music shit, so I'm pretty sure Wayne will be like, 'I'm glad you're back. Let's make this happen,'" T-Pain told Rap-Up TV. "I think it'll happen again. I think it will." They have a vault full of unreleased songs that still sound current. "We got a lot of songs. I always listen to them. I got them on my iPod," he added. "We got a lot of shit that we can still drop that'll sound like it just happened today." (Rap-Up)
Last week, T-Pizzle revealed why things never worked out between him and YMCMB.
"I started really taking a break from this s**t (music industry) because I was going crazy and I started drinking. I started really f**kin' drinking too much because I was depressed and I was like, 'F**k, Wayne in jail.' It started getting real crazy for me (sic)..." T-Pain claims his personal troubles, coupled with a miscommunication between his management team and Wayne's bosses Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and his brother, Ronald, eventually cost him a spot on the Young Money Entertainment roster, and he ended up signing to RCA Records for the 2011 release of his solo album, Revolver. (Contact Music)
Back in 2011, Pain admitted there were no longer discussions to put the LP together.
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)
In March 2011, Weezy said he still had plans to work on the project.
"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)
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