T-Pain On ‘School Of Business,’ Family And Staying Busy | TODAY

T-Pain On ‘School Of Business,’ Family And Staying Busy | TODAY


>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. OUR NEXT GUEST — OUR NEXT GUEST –>>AH.>>AH.>>AHHHH.>>AHHHH.>>EVERYONE IS EXCITED.>>EVERYONE IS EXCITED.>>HE ROSE TO FAME WITH HIS,>>HE ROSE TO FAME WITH HIS, SHALL WE SAY, SIGNATURE MUSICAL SHALL WE SAY, SIGNATURE MUSICAL STYLE. STYLE.>>WE HEARD T-PAIN SING ABOUT>>WE HEARD T-PAIN SING ABOUT THE BOOTS WITH THE FUR ON THE THE BOOTS WITH THE FUR ON THE NUMBER ONE HIT “LOW,” AND THEN NUMBER ONE HIT “LOW,” AND THEN HE TOLD US ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE HE TOLD US ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE IN HIS GRAMMY-WINNING IN HIS GRAMMY-WINNING COLLABORATION WITH KANYE WEST. COLLABORATION WITH KANYE WEST.>>EARLIER THIS YEAR –>>EARLIER THIS YEAR –>>YOU DID THAT LAST TIME.>>YOU DID THAT LAST TIME.>>WE’LL BE HERE ALL DAY.>>WE’LL BE HERE ALL DAY.>>HE WON THE SINGING>>HE WON THE SINGING COMPETITION “THE MASKED SINGER.” COMPETITION “THE MASKED SINGER.”>>SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW>>SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT T-PAIN. ABOUT T-PAIN. HE IS NOT JUST A MUSICIAN. HE IS NOT JUST A MUSICIAN. THIS IS THE THING, THIS IS WHY THIS IS THE THING, THIS IS WHY HE IS HERE, HE IS A BUSINESSMAN HE IS HERE, HE IS A BUSINESSMAN LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GREAT IDEA. LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GREAT IDEA.>>HE IS A BUSINESSMAN.>>HE IS A BUSINESSMAN.>>OH, BOY.>>OH, BOY.>>T-PAIN’S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS.>>T-PAIN’S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. THAT SEARCH TAKES HIM TO A THAT SEARCH TAKES HIM TO A UNIQUE RESTAURANT. UNIQUE RESTAURANT. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS?>>HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS? WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THIS POINT? WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THIS POINT?>>I HAVE A TECHNICAL>>I HAVE A TECHNICAL BACKGROUND, PHYSICS IN SCHOOL. BACKGROUND, PHYSICS IN SCHOOL. BEFORE THAT, I FLIPPED BURGERS BEFORE THAT, I FLIPPED BURGERS AT MY MOM’S RHEASESTAURANT. AT MY MOM’S RHEASESTAURANT.>>SOLID.>>SOLID.>>I WAS BORN INTO A RESTAURANT.>>I WAS BORN INTO A RESTAURANT. WHEN YOU MAKE THAT MANY BURGERS, WHEN YOU MAKE THAT MANY BURGERS, TALK TO CUSTOMERS, TAKE THAT TALK TO CUSTOMERS, TAKE THAT MANY ORDERS, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT MANY ORDERS, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT HAVE A BETTER VISION OF HOW HAVE A BETTER VISION OF HOW THINGS CAN BE, RIGHT? THINGS CAN BE, RIGHT?>>T-PAIN IS WITH US THIS>>T-PAIN IS WITH US THIS MORNING. MORNING.>>MORNING.>>MORNING.>>IT IS A REALLY GOOD SHOW.>>IT IS A REALLY GOOD SHOW. YOU BRING THE ENERGY, THE FUN, YOU BRING THE ENERGY, THE FUN, AND THE BUSINESS. AND THE BUSINESS. HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN THIS WORLD? THIS WORLD?>>THIS WAS SOMETHING I WAS>>THIS WAS SOMETHING I WAS ALREADY DOING EACH MORNING. ALREADY DOING EACH MORNING. THE SHOW CAME ABOUT BECAUSE THE THE SHOW CAME ABOUT BECAUSE THE PRODUCTION COMPANY ASKED ME, PRODUCTION COMPANY ASKED ME, WHAT DO I DO EVERY MORNING WHEN WHAT DO I DO EVERY MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP? I WAKE UP? FIRST THING, BEFORE I EVEN ROLL FIRST THING, BEFORE I EVEN ROLL OVER IN BED, AND I GET ON OVER IN BED, AND I GET ON KICKSTARTER, SEE WHAT THE NEW KICKSTARTER, SEE WHAT THE NEW TECH IS. TECH IS. I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN, YOU I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN, YOU KNOW, GET JUMP STARTED ON KNOW, GET JUMP STARTED ON SOMETHING AND MAKE SURE — I SOMETHING AND MAKE SURE — I NEED A PATENT FOR ONE THING NEED A PATENT FOR ONE THING FIRST. FIRST.>>YOU THROW MONEY AT THINGS YOU>>YOU THROW MONEY AT THINGS YOU BELIEVE IN. BELIEVE IN.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. THERE’S A WAY TO MAKE THESE THERE’S A WAY TO MAKE THESE THINGS GROW BIGGER AND HELP OUT, THINGS GROW BIGGER AND HELP OUT, GIVE THEM THE LITTLE PUSH THEY GIVE THEM THE LITTLE PUSH THEY NEED. NEED.>>THAT’S GREAT.>>THAT’S GREAT.>>WHY NOT FILM IT AND MEET THE>>WHY NOT FILM IT AND MEET THE PEOPLE THAT I’M GIVING MY MONEY PEOPLE THAT I’M GIVING MY MONEY TO? TO?>>ISN’T THAT GREAT?>>ISN’T THAT GREAT?>>GOOD CONCEPT.>>GOOD CONCEPT.>>WHAT ARE THE BUSINESSES THAT>>WHAT ARE THE BUSINESSES THAT STAND OUT? STAND OUT? WE’RE GOING INTO SEASON TWO. WE’RE GOING INTO SEASON TWO. WHAT RESONATED WITH YOU? WHAT RESONATED WITH YOU?>>THERE IS A COMPANY THAT’S>>THERE IS A COMPANY THAT’S MAKING ALL ELECTRIC TRUCKS. MAKING ALL ELECTRIC TRUCKS. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING. AMAZING. CREATE A BURGER, WHICH WE SAW, CREATE A BURGER, WHICH WE SAW, ALL AUTOMATED RESTAURANTS. ALL AUTOMATED RESTAURANTS. IT’S A LOT OF INNOVATIVE THINGS IT’S A LOT OF INNOVATIVE THINGS WE’VE COME ACROSS. WE’VE COME ACROSS. YOU KNOW, SOME THINGS HAVE BEEN YOU KNOW, SOME THINGS HAVE BEEN SUPER CROSSGROSS. SUPER CROSSGROSS. THE FIRST SEASON, WE WORKED WITH THE FIRST SEASON, WE WORKED WITH MAGGOTS, CHICKEN FEED, STUFF MAGGOTS, CHICKEN FEED, STUFF LIKE THAT. LIKE THAT. WE TRY NOT TO SLOW DOWN ON WE TRY NOT TO SLOW DOWN ON WASHING THE HANDS. WASHING THE HANDS. WE HAVE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS. WE HAVE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS.>>YOU ARE SO BUSY.>>YOU ARE SO BUSY. LAST TIME WE SAW YOU, YOU’VE LAST TIME WE SAW YOU, YOU’VE BEEN TOURING, NEW SONG JUST BEEN TOURING, NEW SONG JUST DROPPED. DROPPED. HOW DO YOU GET IT ALL IN IN A HOW DO YOU GET IT ALL IN IN A DAY? DAY?>>IT IS NOT HEALTHY.>>IT IS NOT HEALTHY. IT’S NOT HEALTHY AT ALL, MAN. IT’S NOT HEALTHY AT ALL, MAN. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO GET IT. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO GET IT. I HAVE A FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF. I HAVE A FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF. I’M GOING TO MAKE SURE, YOU I’M GOING TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, MY LEGACY IS SOMETHING I’M KNOW, MY LEGACY IS SOMETHING I’M PROUD OF, SOMETHING THAT, YOU PROUD OF, SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN LEAVE MY KIDS WITH. KNOW, I CAN LEAVE MY KIDS WITH. YOU KNOW, THAT THEY’LL BE PROUD YOU KNOW, THAT THEY’LL BE PROUD OF, AS WELL. OF, AS WELL.>>SPEAKING OF YOUR FAMILY,>>SPEAKING OF YOUR FAMILY, YOU’RE A BIG GAMER, TOO. YOU’RE A BIG GAMER, TOO.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>DO YOU PUT RESTRICTIONS ON>>DO YOU PUT RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR GAMING? THEIR GAMING?>>NO, NO.>>NO, NO. I’M NOT TRYING TO BE THE — I’M NOT TRYING TO BE THE –>>HOW OLD?>>HOW OLD?>>15 NOW AND 13 AND 11.>>15 NOW AND 13 AND 11.>>NO RESTRICTIONS?>>NO RESTRICTIONS?>>NO RESTRICTIONS.>>NO RESTRICTIONS.>>THEY GAME AS MUCH AS THEY>>THEY GAME AS MUCH AS THEY WANT? WANT?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>YOUR DAUGHTER IS INTO THE>>YOUR DAUGHTER IS INTO THE ARTWORK BEHIND GAMING. ARTWORK BEHIND GAMING.>>YEAH, SHE WANTS TO BE A>>YEAH, SHE WANTS TO BE A DEVELOPER. DEVELOPER. VIDEO GAME ARTIST. VIDEO GAME ARTIST. SHE’S ALREADY INTO THE BUSINESS SHE’S ALREADY INTO THE BUSINESS OF IT. OF IT. YOU KNOW, RESTRICTING WOULD BE YOU KNOW, RESTRICTING WOULD BE STIFLING THE PROCESS. STIFLING THE PROCESS. WHEN YOU GET INTO A BUSINESS WHEN YOU GET INTO A BUSINESS LIKE THAT AND YOU DON’T KNOW THE LIKE THAT AND YOU DON’T KNOW THE SPECTRUM OF WHAT YOU’RE GETTING SPECTRUM OF WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO, YOU NEED MORE EXPERIENCE INTO, YOU NEED MORE EXPERIENCE OF THE INDUSTRY. OF THE INDUSTRY. TAKE THE WHOLE THING. TAKE THE WHOLE THING.>>THE MUSIC VIDEO, “IT’S MY>>THE MUSIC VIDEO, “IT’S MY DOG’S BIRTHDAY,” ONE OF MY FAVS. DOG’S BIRTHDAY,” ONE OF MY FAVS.>>THAT’S A FAVORITE.>>THAT’S A FAVORITE.>>WHAT’S THE DEAL THERE?>>WHAT’S THE DEAL THERE?>>IT WAS THAT TIME.>>IT WAS THAT TIME. YOU HAVE TO CELEBRATE YOUR DOG’S YOU HAVE TO CELEBRATE YOUR DOG’S BIRTHDAY PARPARTY. BIRTHDAY PARPARTY. YOU CAN’T HAVE THEM IN THE YOU CAN’T HAVE THEM IN THE HOUSE, LOOKING AT YOUR HOUSE, LOOKING AT YOUR EXTRAVAGANT PARTIES AND NOT EXTRAVAGANT PARTIES AND NOT PARTICIPATE. PARTICIPATE.>>BARK BOX PAID FOR THAT,>>BARK BOX PAID FOR THAT, RIGHT? RIGHT?>>THEY THREW SOMETHING AT IT.>>THEY THREW SOMETHING AT IT. I DON’T WANT THEM TO GO FOR A I DON’T WANT THEM TO GO FOR A LOSS, SO WE WENT HALFSI SEASONHA LOSS, SO WE WENT HALFSI SEASONHA>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, T-PAIN.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, T-PAIN. YOU CAN BE A COUSIN TO THE SHOW. YOU CAN BE A COUSIN TO THE SHOW. CRAIG SENDS YOU — CRAIG SENDS YOU –>>DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FRIDAY>>DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FRIDAY NIGHTS I SPENT JAMMING? NIGHTS I SPENT JAMMING?>>T-PAIN’S SHOW KICKS OFF>>T-PAIN’S SHOW KICKS OFF TONIGHT. TONIGHT.>>GOOD LIFE.>>GOOD LIFE.>>LET’S SAY IT TOGETHER.

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