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T-Pain Says He Went from Having $40 Million to Having to Ask for Money to Buy His Kids a Burger

T-Pain is opening up about his financial ups and downs.

The rapper discussed his lessons in wealth management throughout his career (last week on The Breakfast Club radio show), saying that he’s “been on each end of the spectrum.”

T-Pain said, “So now I know what the high end is and what the low end is. I’ve been mega-rich, you know, I’ve been super broke, right in the middle of thinking I was mega-rich, and then got rich again, and you know learned how to really give a s— about money.”

He said that while at one point he had as much as $40 million to his name, he has also found himself with zero dollars in the bank.

To illustrate the state of his low bank account, T-Pain explained, “I, like, had to borrow money to get my kids Burger King.”

The rapper also said that he “almost” lost his $6 million house in Atlanta, and that his spending habits had his accountant “panicking.”

He’s doing much better financially now, and that the more he puts into work, he finds the more he gets out of it.

“Once you give a s— about the money you’re making, then, you know what I’m saying, you feel much better about your accomplishments, you feel much better about what you’re doing, you start paying attention to your work that makes you money."

He also said it’s about more than simply getting on stage to “sing real quick.”

“There’s a lot of s— that comes with it. When you put out records, you gotta do the right things, you gotta, you know, you gotta go through the motions and really give a s— about it.”

“You get back up and you learn, man."

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