T-Pain Covers Lorde's Royals
2014-02-17 by Alex Carlson | 57 Comments

Famed hip-hopper T-Pain, in collaboration with rapper Young Cash, has released a cover of
the smash hit 'Royals' by Lorde on Youtube.

T-Pain's use of auto-tuned vocals isn't the only change he's made to the song. He's also
changed a number of lyrics, making the song sound more about embracing the starlit lifestyle and the pride of being on top, a stark departure from Lorde's original message in the song.

You can check it out here:




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Frippertronics
February 17th 2014

4386 Comments


holy shit what

MortimusPrime
February 17th 2014

2065 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014

5240 Comments


Um, lol

ASnideReturns
February 17th 2014

2480 Comments


Hahahahahahaahahahaha

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PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014

223 Comments


Was there no one around to tell T-Pain how bad an idea this was?

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014

1374 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

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Green Baron
February 17th 2014

11059 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

48547 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

1546 Comments


I think I would prefer Achy Breaky Heart pt. 2 to this.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17117 Comments


what rapper hasn't covered Royals at this point?

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treefingered2
February 17th 2014

69 Comments


Lorde is great, Tpain could never do her any justice

titanslayer
February 17th 2014

845 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014

3358 Comments


Royal w/ cheese

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17117 Comments


I actually like this a lot more than the original.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

1546 Comments


You must really hate Lorde then.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17117 Comments


That I do, but I also have a sweet tooth for beyond ignorant pop-hop.

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

11059 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014

2792 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

11059 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014

4467 Comments


how can i become relevant again even tho i have 0 talents?

Greyvy
February 17th 2014

3071 Comments


t-pain is the king of autotune

take me back to the mid 2000's please

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Kalopsia
February 17th 2014

868 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

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SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014

3494 Comments


'Royals is probably the worst song of all time'

not as bad as empire empire :D

treeqt.
February 17th 2014

7844 Comments


how can i become relevant again even tho i have 0 talents?


why don't you ask lorde's pr team that

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krazytom
February 17th 2014

121 Comments


Is it weird I don't actually hate this?

The beat is great, the autotune/melody works really well and this may be one of the better change the lyrics/meaning to a song I've heard in a while (with Dead Kennedy's "I Fought the Law" cover taking the cakde)

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EvoHavok
February 17th 2014

1217 Comments


It's horrible.

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Apollo
February 17th 2014

10083 Comments


I fucking hate Lorde, T-Pain and this song.

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014

223 Comments


@krazytom

Well, the beat and melody of the music is pretty unchanged. It's the autotune aesthetic and the changing of the lyrics that's the biggest issue to me.

Apollo
February 17th 2014

10083 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014

1217 Comments


Name change.

itchybutthole
February 17th 2014

1551 Comments


wtf . dis nigga cant sing, wtf is that autotune wow just wow , how is he in this industry

Greyvy
February 17th 2014

3071 Comments


ummm

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

16072 Comments


Tpain is god tier

jmumf
February 17th 2014

56 Comments


Hahaha this is shocking, somehow worse than the original.

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

11059 Comments


Tpayne microfone

spookynewghostfriend
February 17th 2014

2575 Comments


um t pain hi um i want u 2 know i think u did a good job ok um bye t pain

TheSmashBro
February 17th 2014

248 Comments


I vomited exactly 31 times by the end of this song.

treeqt.
February 17th 2014

7844 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014

1585 Comments


the new lyrics make this 5/5 fersure

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pmmets07
February 17th 2014

5784 Comments


we ain't really give a FUUUUCK!!!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 17th 2014

3752 Comments


that was obscene

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gryndstone
February 17th 2014

194 Comments


you know that saying "this is why we can't have nice things"

yeah

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GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014

943 Comments


not terrible, but it didn't need to exist

Midjicka
February 17th 2014

202 Comments


this is pretty damn atrocious.

VermTheImpaler
February 17th 2014

1360 Comments


This twat still exists, jesus, lololololololololololololololololo

ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014

2480 Comments


Still having trouble deciding which one's worse, the original or this.

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014

697 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014

99 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

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Speed512
February 18th 2014

114 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014

64 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014

17484 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

SharkTooth
February 18th 2014

1619 Comments



I disagree with that, however, I always wondered what such a thing would sound like

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Dancedrewdance
February 18th 2014

148 Comments



Ah...

ASnideReturns
February 19th 2014

2480 Comments


At least I wasn't bored with T-Pain's version. I actually got a good laugh.
The original was just painfully boring.

Spluger
February 20th 2014

1003 Comments


Don't give a fuck, this is so bad it's good for maybe 3 listens.

Ire
February 20th 2014

41454 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014

9 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn



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