You’ve been singing T-Pain wrong for years

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Mishearing lyrics is a common problem that can easily be brushed off and corrected, but the internet still seems to be recovering from T-Pain’s #monumental announcements late Wednesday.

The R&B singer and rapper, still popular for his 2007 hit “Buy U a Drank,” felt compelled to take to Twitter and correct his fan base—nearly a decade later—on a specific line.

“It’s ‘and then’ not ‘ooh wee’ but really it’s whatever you want it to be just enjoy the song however you hear it. I just appreciate you listening. #BuyYouADrank #THANX,” he tweeted.

The world was turned upside down.

Even Jesse McCartney replied in shock, posting a 2008 video of himself performing the song which included the “ooh whee.”

Not only was that nugget of information enough to make fans question every time they sang T-Pain aloud, but a follow-up tweet about the 2010 jam “All I Do is Win” sent many into an ultimate panic mode.

https://twitter.com/TPAIN/status/935932415616405504

“I don’t want to throw another wrench in your childhood but also it’s ‘Everybody hands go UP……and they stay there….AND THEY SAY YEAH’ sorry #AlliDoIsWin I’m from #Tallahassee bro. That’s just how some of us talk,” the second tweet read.

Enough was enough.

As to why T-Pain chose now to devastatingly correct his audience remains unclear, but the deed cannot be undone.

Samantha Reichstein

Samantha Reichstein

Samantha Reichstein is a former intern for the Daily Dot whose work focused on entertainment and politics. She's written for the Bump, the Nest, the Knot, the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Way Magazine, and Broadway World TV.