T-Pain Covers Lorde's Royals
2014-02-17 by Alex Carlson | 56 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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MortimusPrime
February 17th 2014

2954 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014

5605 Comments


Um, lol

ASnideReturns
February 17th 2014

3299 Comments


Hahahahahahaahahahaha

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014

318 Comments


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

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014

1424 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

18092 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

49788 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

1631 Comments


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

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17197 Comments


what rapper hasn't covered Royals at this point?

treefingered2
February 17th 2014

150 Comments


Lorde is great, Tpain could never do her any justice

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titanslayer
February 17th 2014

1476 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014

3823 Comments


Royal w/ cheese

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17197 Comments


I actually like this a lot more than the original.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014

1631 Comments


You must really hate Lorde then.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

17197 Comments


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

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

18092 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014

2887 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014

18092 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014

4832 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014

4058 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

926 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014

5405 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

9025 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

123 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

1338 Comments


It's horrible.

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Apollo
February 17th 2014

10266 Comments


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

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014

318 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

10266 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014

1338 Comments


Name change.

itchybutthole
February 17th 2014

1726 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

4058 Comments


ummm

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014

16081 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

18092 Comments


Tpayne microfone

spookynewghostfriend
February 17th 2014

3297 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

256 Comments


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

treeqt.
February 17th 2014

9025 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014

1756 Comments


the new lyrics make this 5/5 fersure

pmmets07
February 17th 2014

5846 Comments


we ain't really give a FUUUUCK!!!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 17th 2014

3762 Comments


that was obscene

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gryndstone
February 17th 2014

261 Comments


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

yeah

GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014

1009 Comments


not terrible, but it didn't need to exist

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Midjicka
February 17th 2014

229 Comments


this is pretty damn atrocious.

VermTheImpaler
February 17th 2014

1360 Comments


This twat still exists, jesus, lololololololololololololololololo

ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014

3299 Comments


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

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014

814 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014

101 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

Speed512
February 18th 2014

129 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014

72 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014

17681 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

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SharkTooth
February 18th 2014

3661 Comments



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

Dancedrewdance
February 18th 2014

320 Comments



Ah...

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ASnideReturns
February 19th 2014

3299 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

1119 Comments


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

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Ire
February 20th 2014

41749 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014

17 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn



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