T-Pain Covers Lorde's Royals

2014-02-17 by Alex Carlson | 58 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
5354 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014
6254 Comments


Um, lol

ASnideReturns
February 17th 2014
5300 Comments


Hahahahahahaahahahaha

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
440 Comments


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

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014
1527 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
21602 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
51325 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

YourDarkAffected
February 17th 2014
1709 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
2448 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014
4825 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
1709 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
21602 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014
2888 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
21602 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014
5324 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5434 Comments


t-pain is the king of autotune

take me back to the mid 2000's please

Kalopsia
February 17th 2014
943 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014
11313 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
13856 Comments


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


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

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
1796 Comments


It's horrible.

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Apollo
February 17th 2014
10382 Comments


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

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
440 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
10382 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014
1796 Comments


Name change.

itchybutthole
February 17th 2014
3708 Comments


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

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Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5434 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
21602 Comments


Tpayne microfone

TheSmashBro
February 17th 2014
260 Comments


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

treeqt.
February 17th 2014
13856 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014
2032 Comments


the new lyrics make this 5/5 fersure

pmmets07
February 17th 2014
5984 Comments


we ain't really give a FUUUUCK!!!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
3808 Comments


that was obscene

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gryndstone
February 17th 2014
406 Comments


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

yeah

GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014
1088 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
5300 Comments


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

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014
994 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014
119 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

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Speed512
February 18th 2014
142 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014
77 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014
18119 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

SharkTooth
February 18th 2014
8877 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
5300 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
1192 Comments


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

Ire
February 20th 2014
41851 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014
18 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn

discovolante
February 16th 2015
700 Comments


Seriously surprised this guy's still around.

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DrGonzo1937
February 16th 2015
9425 Comments


Why is this in my feed...

Tunaboy45
February 19th 2015
6880 Comments


does t pain use autotune?

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