20 Things You Didn’t Know About T-Pain

1. His labels are Konvict Muzik, Jive, and Nappy Boy.
1. His labels are Konvict Muzik, Jive, and Nappy Boy.
performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango at the Staples Center on May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
2. T-Pain used to skateboard at lot when he was younger! Who knew?!
2. T-Pain used to skateboard at lot when he was younger! Who knew?!
performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango at the Staples Center on May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
3. Despite his famous "I'm On A Boat" song with the Lonely Island, he actually hates being on boats. Ironic.
3. Despite his famous "I'm On A Boat" song with the Lonely Island, he actually hates being on boats. Ironic.
onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
4. His real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm.
4. His real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm.
Jamie Foxx (R) and T-Pain (L) perform during the Grammy Show at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
5. T-Pain founded the record label, Nappy Boy Entertainment in 2005.
5. T-Pain founded the record label, Nappy Boy Entertainment in 2005.
arrives at KIIS FM's 2011 Wango Tango Concert at Staples Center on May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
6. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida. His stage name is short for "Tallahassee Pain."
6. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida. His stage name is short for "Tallahassee Pain."
US guest artist and contemporary rap icon T-Pain performs on December 11, 2010 at the MTV Africa Music Awards ceremony in Lagos. The awards ceremony featured American rapper Rick Ross, as well as a host of top African artists including Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa's Teargas and Kenya's P-Unit. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)
7. T-Pain is Muslim.
7. T-Pain is Muslim.
arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
9. At three years old, he got to hang out with a family friend artist/producer Ben Tankard who allowed him to play in his recording studio.
9. At three years old, he got to hang out with a family friend artist/producer Ben Tankard who allowed him to play in his recording studio.
T-Pain poses with his award during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
9. At ten, T-Pain turned his bedroom into a music studio, using a keyboard, beat machine and a four-track recorder! Impressive!
9. At ten, T-Pain turned his bedroom into a music studio, using a keyboard, beat machine and a four-track recorder! Impressive!
<> at Bank United Center on April 28, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
10. T-Pain has three kids, Lyriq (daughter) and Muziq and Kaydnz Kodah (two sons).
10. T-Pain has three kids, Lyriq (daughter) and Muziq and Kaydnz Kodah (two sons).
onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
11. T-Pain was involved in a golf cart accident and suffered cuts, bruises and lost four teeth.
11. T-Pain was involved in a golf cart accident and suffered cuts, bruises and lost four teeth.
onstage during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! at the Club Nokia on December 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
12. His musical skills include the keyboard, guitar, Logic Studio and GarageBand.
12. His musical skills include the keyboard, guitar, Logic Studio and GarageBand.
arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
13. T-Pain is associated with many music artists such as Akon, Chris Brown, Plies, Huey, Bow Wow, Kanye West, Yung Joc, Flo-Rida, Baby Bash, and R.Kelly.
13. T-Pain is associated with many music artists such as Akon, Chris Brown, Plies, Huey, Bow Wow, Kanye West, Yung Joc, Flo-Rida, Baby Bash, and R.Kelly.
14. After going solo from his group, Nappy Headz, T-Pain was initially recognized by Akon.
14. After going solo from his group, Nappy Headz, T-Pain was initially recognized by Akon.
<> on October 27, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.
15. T-Pain was born to entrepreneur Muslim parents, Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm.
15. T-Pain was born to entrepreneur Muslim parents, Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm.
onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
16. T-Pain ha two sisters: Ke'Ke Najm and A'pril Najm.
16. T-Pain ha two sisters: Ke'Ke Najm and A'pril Najm.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 07: T-Pain performs during Hot 97 Summer Jam at Giants Stadium on June 7, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/Getty Images)
17. T-Pain lyrically flashes upon the many ways youths try to kill themselves.
17. T-Pain lyrically flashes upon the many ways youths try to kill themselves.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 29: Rapper T-Pain performs onstage during the "I Am Music" Tour with Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain at the Gibson Amphitheater on March 29, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
18. T-Pain also goes by the name, Teddy Pain.
18. T-Pain also goes by the name, Teddy Pain.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 29: Rappers Lil Wayne (L) and T-Pain perform onstage during the "I Am Music" Tour with Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain at the Gibson Amphitheater on March 29, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
19. T-Pain claims his style is "hip-hop, crunk, R&B, and snap."
19. T-Pain claims his style is "hip-hop, crunk, R&B, and snap."
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 29: Rapper T-Pain performs onstage during the "I Am Music" Tour with Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain at the Gibson Amphitheater on March 29, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
20. T-Pain is the original "Nappy Boy".
20. T-Pain is the original "Nappy Boy".
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Special Guest T-Pain performs on stage at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, part of Chris Browns North American F.A.M.E tour that kicked off on September 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
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