In the words of the old adage, T-Pain has turned lemons into lemonade. On Sunday, the Grammy-winning artist announced that he bought the domain, F-cktpain.com, a site created to bash the autotune star, and turned it into a site where fans can buy merchandise, via Twitter.
k so here’s wht happened. My dawg sent me the https://t.co/TXeVADVGNV link and instead of trying to take it down and hurt the person that put time into making the site. I simply purchased it from them and now all the profit comes to me. Got it? So buy it up!! I’d appreciate it?
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) February 16, 2020
The online store features T-shirts branded with “F-ck T-Pain” and “AutoTune Sucks” slogans.
“Buying and wearing anything from http://f-cktpain.com means you super f-ck wit me. Like when your best friend calls you a trash a-s bitch. You know they truly ride for you,” T-Pain tweeted.
Some question the validity of T-Pain’s story and the origins of the site.
Checkout these receipts posted by Twitter users:
Good pick up. Also looks like the owner of the website domain hasn’t changed hands since it’s initial creation date, so it’s never been transferred from anyone. pic.twitter.com/GTfAVVLqBT
— Nick Soapdish (@Nick_Soapdish) February 17, 2020
Checkout T-Pain’s response to the critics:
I saw it. Told my ppl to make sure I own it. I do now. I don’t know how the rest works. Why do you want this to not be real lol
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) February 17, 2020
Kudos to T-Pain for taking the high road and flipping a diss site into potential income. T-Pain 1, Haters 0.