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:



Tagged: T-Pain

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Mort.
February 17th 2014
6465 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014
6265 Comments


Um, lol

ASnideReturns
February 17th 2014
5992 Comments


Hahahahahahaahahahaha

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
456 Comments


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

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014
1573 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

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Green Baron
February 17th 2014
21837 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
51497 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

YourDarkAffected
February 17th 2014
1739 Comments


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

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17240 Comments


what rapper hasn't covered Royals at this point?

treefingered2
February 17th 2014
191 Comments


Lorde is great, Tpain could never do her any justice

titanslayer
February 17th 2014
2644 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014
4832 Comments


Royal w/ cheese

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17240 Comments


I actually like this a lot more than the original.

YourDarkAffected
February 17th 2014
1739 Comments


You must really hate Lorde then.

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17240 Comments


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

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
21837 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014
2888 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
21837 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014
5327 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5477 Comments


t-pain is the king of autotune

take me back to the mid 2000's please

Kalopsia
February 17th 2014
948 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014
12272 Comments


'Royals is probably the worst song of all time'

not as bad as empire empire :D

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treeqt.
February 17th 2014
14373 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
126 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
2174 Comments


It's horrible.

Apollo
February 17th 2014
10390 Comments


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

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
456 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
10390 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014
2174 Comments


Name change.

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5477 Comments


ummm

Iluvatar
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
16089 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
21837 Comments


Tpayne microfone

TheSmashBro
February 17th 2014
260 Comments


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

treeqt.
February 17th 2014
14373 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014
2077 Comments


the new lyrics make this 5/5 fersure

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pmmets07
February 17th 2014
5984 Comments


we ain't really give a FUUUUCK!!!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
3826 Comments


that was obscene

gryndstone
February 17th 2014
421 Comments


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

yeah

GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014
1094 Comments


not terrible, but it didn't need to exist

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Midjicka
February 17th 2014
242 Comments


this is pretty damn atrocious.

VermTheImpaler
February 17th 2014
1359 Comments


This twat still exists, jesus, lololololololololololololololololo

ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014
5992 Comments


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

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014
1019 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014
120 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

Speed512
February 18th 2014
143 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014
77 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014
18221 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

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SharkTooth
February 18th 2014
9270 Comments



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

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Dancedrewdance
February 18th 2014
1169 Comments



Ah...

ASnideReturns
February 19th 2014
5992 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
1196 Comments


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

Ire
February 20th 2014
41858 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014
18 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn

discovolante
February 16th 2015
701 Comments


Seriously surprised this guy's still around.

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DrGonzo1937
February 16th 2015
10502 Comments


Why is this in my feed...

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Tunaboy45
February 19th 2015
7911 Comments


does t pain use autotune?

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