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How Artist T-Pain Makes More Money Gaming Than Making Music

Hip hop artist T-Pain has created various streams of revenues outside of music including NFTs, and streaming platforms. The Florida native regularly spends time documenting his gaming on Twitch, the streaming platform where subscribers pay to watch live broadcast of game competitions around the world and other creative content.

“I’m making more money off these video games than I’ve made in the last four years,” Pain said during a resurfaced clip from his appearance on “Steve-O’s Wild Ride! Podcast.” “Just playing them. Playing video games.”

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 16: T-Pain performs at the Empire Control Room during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festival – Day 6 on March 16, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

T-Pain’s episode was released in June 2021, despite The Shade Room and other outlets reporting it as “recent.”

For confirmation, comedian Steve-O asked, “So from your twitch stream, you’re getting more revenue than from music?” and T-Pain proudly replied, “Yeah.”

For someone who considers himself “trash” at video games, the 37-year-old artist believes he makes so much money on Twitch “because it’s authentic…it’s organic.”

“And I think that’s what makes it better,” he continued. “There are definitely good players out there that make a ton of money but I think the entertainment that comes from somebody like me being trash at it…I think is more valuable.”

Pain admitted he only uses Twitch twice a month. His site currently has 845K followers and its bio reads “President and CEO of Nappy Boy Gaming.”

Read full story at Atlanta Black Star here.

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