T-Pain is getting candid about financial troubles.
“I know what the high end is and what the low end is,” the 33-year-old rapper said during a recent appearance on “The Breakfast Club.” “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–t about money.”
T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm, said that he “had to borrow money to get my kids Burger King,” yet also once had $40 million in the bank.
The rapper said “a lot of bad investments” in real estate contributed to the troubles.
“I was letting my manager do it and he was way more optimistic than I was,” T-Pain explained. “He would just buy complete dumps and think that we can just paint and then it should be fine. Never sold anything that we bought.”
T-Pain, who also won the first season of “The Masked Singer,” appears to have gained perspective on managing wealth.
“Once you give a s–t about the money you’re making, you’re feeling much better about your accomplishments, you feel much better about what you’re doing, you start paying attention to your work that makes you your money,” he said.