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T-Pain says some rappers won't work with Frank Ocean because he's gay

Yesterday, with the internet ablaze over the NFL’s first openly gay prospective star, some equally interesting news about the (apparently not always) evolving view of homosexulity in hip hop got a little lost. Over the weekend, DJ Vlad released a video interview with T-Pain that had some interesting revelations on that topic.

“I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly,” said the Auto-Tune champion/noted boat enthusiast. “I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n—-s that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f—ing song and that’s so terrible to me, man.

You can watch the interview in the video below:

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T-Pain threatens to leak his entire new album online

T-PainImage Credit: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesSeems as if the music industry’s favorite autobot is having trouble transforming his new songs into chart-toppers. Rapper/singer T-Pain recently hopped on Twitter to explain why his oft-delayed set Revolver hasn’t hit stores yet. Pain — who breathed new life (and unfortunate popularity) into Auto-Tune voice adjusting technology with smashes like “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” years ago and contributed to hits for the likes of Chris Brown (“Kiss Kiss“), Lil Wayne, and Kanye West — is frustrated that his new singles aren’t catching fire the way they used to. So much so that he’s about ready to leak Revolver track by track on his own.

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T-Pain's iPod: The 'Lottery Ticket' co-star tells us about his favorite artists

T-Pain-Lottery-TicketImage Credit: David LeeAuto-Tune-loving singer T-Pain is donning a new (top) hat: Feature film actor. He plays the convenience store cashier who sells the winning ticket in new comedy Lottery Ticket, which also stars Bow Wow and Ice Cube.

With Lottery Ticket opening today, we asked T-Pain to name five artists whose music he’s digging. Read his list after the jump and hit the comments let us know what you think of his taste in tunes. READ FULL STORY

T-Pain joins the CMT Music Awards lineup: Huh?!

T-pain-taylor-swift_l Some people might be surprised by today's announcement that Auto-Tune autocrat T-Pain will be part of the CMT Music Awards next Tuesday. Not me. "Why exactly would the CMT Awards organizers feel that a veritable who's who of country stars like Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, and Brad Paisley was missing…T-Pain?", you ask. Well, I'm not even sure that the CMT powers-that-be had a choice in the matter. Ever since reading about how T-Pain waltzed onstage uninvited during Jay-Z's live debut of "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" last weekend, I'm assuming that's just how that guy rolls. Hey, just because T-Pain shows up at a totally incongruous event doesn't mean anyone asked him to be there!

Okay, just kidding. T-Pain is a very fun musician, and I am sure that his unique joie de vivre will make this broadcast that much more enjoyable to watch. He certainly makes more sense than fellow presenters like Bill O'Reilly and Luke Wilson, who aren't even singers. And maybe this explains why Taylor Swift tweeted on Monday about being in the studio with T-Pain? (Or maybe not.) Anyway, what do you think? Does T-Pain's involvement make you more or less interested in tuning in for the CMT Music Awards?

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addCredit("T-Pain: Daniel Locke/PR Photos; Swift: Chris Hollo/ABC")

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