T-Pain is an avid gamer, and there’s no doubt that there is a ton of money in gaming, maybe even more than in music. You would think that T-Pain would have made a ridiculous amount of money throughout his career. On Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast, T-Pain revealed that he’s made more money from gaming than music.
“I’m making more money off of video games than I have made in the last four years,” T-Pain said. “Just playing them. Playing video games.”
He added that he doesn’t know why Twitch keeps throwing more and more money at him. And despite his love for video games, he admits he’s not even good at them.
“I think that’s what makes it better,” he said. “I mean there are definitely good players out there that make a ton of money, but I think the entertainment that comes from somebody like me being trash at it, I think that’s just more valuable and more entertaining.”
Elsewhere in the interview, T-Pain revealed that at one point, his music career was so low that he found himself completely broke. He added that he wished more established artists would have told him.
“After I went through that whole episode I found out if I would have known that other artists have gone through this, people I look up to if they would have just said, ‘Look, it’s not all great. It’s not gonna be fine this whole time.’ If I woulda known that, I would have been mentally prepared, first of all, I would have prepared myself financially.”
You can watch the full interview below.