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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

Welcome, welcome, one and all, thank you for joining me here to honor our lord and savior, T-Pain. Have you let T-Pain into your heart yet? No? Well here are a few reasons why we should protect T-Pain at all costs.

He’s a meme lord

The legend himself even began telling people T-Pain stood for Tylenol Pain Relief. If that’s not enough he has a tattoo of the confused Jackie Chan meme on his hand and even a tattoo of THE WORD TATTOO on his neck.

He is an unproblematic king

T-Pain has only been in trouble with the law two times in his life….but here’s why. In 2007, Mr. Pain was detained because he refused to shorten his set at a show in Florida. *sighs* The man was just trying to play more music. Also in 2007, a warrant was issues for his arrest on a suspended license AND HE TURNED HIMSELF IN. Ah what a gem.

He can sing

He may use auto tune, but he definitely doesn’t need it. The man has the voice of an angel. Don’t believe me? Check out his NPR Tiny Desk concert, or does the fact that he won The Masked Singer dressed as a monster win you over enough? T-Pain beat out the likes of Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond and even NSYNC’s Joey Fatone.

The guy is funny

T doesn’t take himself too seriously and likes to have a good time. When he visited Penn State in Fall 2018 he showed up at Champs, just to stand on the balcony and sing “I Don’t Wanna Be” by Gavin DeGraw to his bodyguard…with a Dirty Sprite in his hand. Oh, and if you don’t follow him on twitter…change that.

He is ahead of his time

While everyone mocked T-Pain for using auto tune in the early 2000s, it has now become an industry standard for some of today’s most popular artists to use auto tune. T-Pain, our fearless leader, made all that possible.

So here’s to you Mr. Pain, may the world now feel your power.

Montana is a senior at Penn State studying Broadcast Journalism with minors in Theatre and Arts Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She has a special interest in music and wellness.
Allie Bausinger is a Penn State University graduate who majored in Print/Digital Journalism with a minor in English. She is from "outside Philadelphia," which in her case is Yardley, Pennsylvania. Allie is looking for full-time employment in writing, editing, fact-checking, podcasting, and other areas of the journalism and writing fields.