You’ve been singing T-Pain wrong for years


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.

“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.