Last night, T-Pain made an unexpected appearance at a downtown music venue. As it turns out, his big show at the Wilma was canceled last minute due to low ticket sales, so he and his entourage went around the corner to kick it with Steel Pulse at the Top Hat.
Local band Muzikata opened the show at 9 p.m and band member Dan Bay recalls seeing a group of men with chains around their necks walking in the door just as he and his bandmates were setting up to play.
“They were asking our guitarist about something,” Bay says. “And then they’re like, ‘This is T-Pain.’ Our guitarist said, ‘Yeah, right! Where’s your AutoTune?’ They thought it was so funny, they started hooting and hollering. And it turns out it really was him.”
The show was packed to gills, and according to Bay, T-Pain stayed by the stage for Muzikata’s entire set, grooving along to the reggae tunes. “He was so nice and gracious,” Bay says. “He stood in the front during the show and bobbed his head along to the music.”
During Steel Pulse’s set, T- Pain hopped up on stage and did an impromptu song, "Put Your Hoodies On," with the reggae legends.
The Wilma is refunding tickets to all those who had plans to see T-Pain at the Wilma.
It’s always a drag when a show gets canceled, but at least some people ended up with a little T-Pain love.
“Broke up with my girl last night so I went to the club (so I went to the club)
Put on a fresh white suit and a MiniCoop sitting on dubs (sitting on dubs)
I'm just looking for somebody to talk to and show me some love (show me some love)
If you know what I mean... Uh-Huh...”
I found this video here from last night's show.