It’s been a couple of years since T-Pain released his sixth studio LP 1UP, a dope blend of R&B and hip hop vibes that saw additional features from Boosie Badazz, Tory Lanez, O.T. Genasis, Russ, Lil Wayne, and more. Since then, the Floridian legend has promised us a couple of projects — Precious Stones, which to date has spawned the Chris Brown-assisted single “Wake Up Dead,” and A Day Out With the Girls, a collaborative concept with his female peers that’s led by “I Like Dat” alongside Kehlani. In a recent interview with Complex, T-Pain confirmed that he’d already spoken to the likes of CHIKA and SZA to contribute.
Over the weekend, T-Pain decided to bless the masses with another banger titled “Shootin’ Up The Club,” which (as fans of Charlamagne The God surely know), isn’t meant to be taken literally. The track sees T-Pain singing about a romp with a love interest that might be good enough to cross a certain line:
“She keep asking me what we are, but I’m not tryna do relationships, I’m just tryna have some relations quick, and I know that she don’t wanna be alone tomorrow, I was already plannin’ on dickin’ her down, but she made sure that I be stickin’ around, she told me to stand up in it, ah, I wasn’t ready for it, but now she gettin’ on top and she ain’t gon’ stop…”
In addition to the new single, T-Pain also recently took to social media to give his opinion on what he feels is the younger generation’s preference for quick fame over long-term success and financial stability:
“The way that artists are starting to believe that momentary popularity is better than longevity is super disturbing and really want y’all to think about the future and generational wealth. It’s bigger than right now.”
You can check out that tweet in full below, and press play on “Shootin’ Up The Club.”