If you say you never bumped to T-Pain when you were younger, you’re a liar. The singer and rapper was the iconic voice of our Middle School years with hits like “Bartender,” “I’m Sprung,” and “Buy U A Drank.” When I was 13-years-old at dances, these were the anthems (I’m young and my taste in music back then was…well…yeah). The song “Buy U A Drank” was iconic 10-years-ago, but, now, we’re learning that we’ve been singing the song completely wrong all this time.
We all know the part in the chorus where T-Pain says “I’mma buy you a drank.” Following this line, we’ve all been under the assumption that the background singing says “Ouuuuweeeeee.”
t pain : imma buy you a drank
me : ooooooweeeee pic.twitter.com/ujoAYaomNX
— ?. (@mthugggaa) November 26, 2017
However, T-Pain recently took to Twitter to explain that we’re completely wrong. Instead, he explains the lyrics are “and then.” I’m just as confused as you are.
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) November 29, 2017
There’s “ooh” and “and” happening at the same time but the part that you think is “weeeee” is actually “theeeeenn”
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) November 28, 2017
People on Twitter were in disbelief.