Back in October, we caught up with T-Pain while we were on the red carpet at the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Since his long-awaited Stoicville: The Phoenix album was set to drop this weekend, we planned to release the interview at the same time…but it looks like it’s got a little more marinating to do before we get it.

We didn’t want to hold on the interview much longer, though, as Pain dropped some interesting gems about why he’s no longer focusing on singles, as he feels albums are what will maintain your legacy even after you’re gone. Find out what Teddy Pain had to say about not wanting to be known as the “strip club man” any longer – plus the etiquette he and his lovely wife follow to bring a third party into their bedroom!

Blame Ebro: So since you happen to love threesomes, I know you’re married and you have a beautiful wife – what is the process of finding a girl to bring into the bedroom so that all parties are happy with it and everything is okay?
T-Pain: It’s not really a process. It’s kind of just like a mutual attraction kind of thing. It’s not really like, ‘Okay babe, on three, we gon’ spread out. You gon’ hit the right side of the club, I’ma hit the left side!’ It’s not really like that. It’s just, you know, a natural attraction.

So but it’s if y’all are out TOGETHER and see a woman?
Absolutely. But it’s not if we see a woman. They either come to us or it just don’t happen.

You can’t be out and text her like, ‘Babe, I just saw this girl…’
No! No, nah. No. That’s terrible! You don’t wanna do that!

So you have new music that you’re working on!
Stoicville: The Phoenix, the new album. It’s just basically a body of work, not just a bunch of songs put together, you know what I’m saying? I’m done with trying to make hits. I ain’t really trying to do the whole single thing no more. Singles seem to be lasting a month at a time, and I ain’t tryna do that. I’m tryna make shit that’s gon’ last, and make something that’s gon’ mean something to my kids when they grow up. I ain’t tryna be strip club man and drank man and trap guy for my whole life. I’m 31-years-old, I ain’t got time for that shit.

That’s actually interesting, because a lot of artists more focus on singles now, where they feel that the albums aren’t selling.
Because they want money. They want money, and that ain’t gon last. Money always goes away, your legacy is gonna last you forever. It’s about what you’re known for after you die, and what your kids are going to be known for. I don’t want my kids walking in the street, and then they get to saying, ‘Oh yeah, my dad was T-Pain!” and somebody says, ‘Oh, the stripper guy!’ I don’t want that to happen. I don’t want that to happen to my kids at all. So I’m doing something that’s going to carry on my legacy as a smart human being.

Watch the full interview here.

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