Faheem Rasheed Najm, or T-Pain took to his Instagram page to reveal that he apparently was not familiar with the “request” folder in Instagram’s DMs feature. The hip-hop artist made a video scrolling through some of the messages that he had gotten on the app, but never actually read.
T-Pain wrote in the caption “How do I super apologize?”. We are sure he’s sorry, there are a lot of missed opportunities in his DMs, but is the timing of the whole thing kind of off?
From the video, we can see that T-Pain actually had some pretty impressive names slide into his DM’s. From Viola Davis, or rather Viola Davis’ community manager. Karl Anthony Towns is on the list. Of course, he got mentions from a lot of official accounts like Nickelodeon and even ESPN.
The sad part of the ordeal though is that for most of the video we see that the mentions and messages are a year plus old! This is where we can beg to question the timing of it all. Did he really just discover this feature or is no one sliding into his DMs anymore because he’s not overly relevant these days?
T-Pain is certainly the father of autotune. That for better or worse has followed him throughout his whole career. In 2005 and 2006 he had two songs crack the Billboard top ten. With I’m Sprung and I’m In Luv (With A Stripper). He followed that up with songs like Bartender.
Around those days he was on MTV cribs and he recorded the “I’m On A Boat” clip with Andy Sanberg’s Lonely Island. From there though his career has been on a downward trend. That’s what makes the timing of this odd.
As the 2000s wrapped up his popularity certainly declined. He was the winner of the 1st season of the Masked Singer. Which, in hindsight was kind of unfair. No one probably remembered his real voice.
His latest project was an appearance in “Tom & Jerry” film that was released this year. He has a small voice role as Tom the cat’s singing voice in the movie. When you’re taking those kinds of gigs as a Grammy-winning singer you know your best days are in the rear view mirror.
Some celebs have reacted through the comment section on the post. Yung Bleu literally said what everyone was probably thinking posting
“U done ignored some millions ?”
We have some celebs also trying to pull the same stunt to see if anyone they ignored will slide into their DMs again!
Ashanti wrote, ” Omg I literally just did the same exact thing like two days ago ?”
It seems Viola Davis and some of the other celebs he ignored are not buying the excuse though. He’s going to have to come up with something better to get contacted by her again.