T-Pain Cancels Performance Due To Death Threats
R&B star and king of auto-tune T-Pain canceled his performance in Guyana after receiving “credible death and kidnapping threats.” The performance was scheduled for Monday’s annual Carnival celebration before being nixed.
According to the promoter Kerwin Bollers, the threats were received via e-mails and phone calls from an unidentified source. As of Sunday, police commander Leroy Ballers said the threats were being investigated.
Guyana’s yearly celebration called Mashramani is a celebration of harvest and features live performances and elaborate costumes. T-Pain was said to be one of the biggest names to hit the stage in the country.
Born Faheem Najm, T-Pain a native of Tallahassee, Florida is best known for his catchy collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars. He is set to go back on tour with rap star and friend Lil Wayne. The two along with Keri Hilson, Gorilla Zoe, and Gym Class Heroes will kick off the tour next month in Rhode Island.
T-Pain’s third album Thr33 Ringz was released last November.