T-Pain Covers Lorde's Royals

2014-02-17 by Alex Carlson | 53 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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Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
12739 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014
6520 Comments


Um, lol

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
682 Comments


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

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014
1837 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
23357 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014
54960 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

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YourDarkAffected
February 17th 2014
1764 Comments


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

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17241 Comments


what rapper hasn't covered Royals at this point?

treefingered2
February 17th 2014
208 Comments


Lorde is great, Tpain could never do her any justice

titanslayer
February 17th 2014
2713 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014
4913 Comments


Royal w/ cheese

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17241 Comments


I actually like this a lot more than the original.

YourDarkAffected
February 17th 2014
1764 Comments


You must really hate Lorde then.

Athom
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
17241 Comments


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

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
23357 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014
2888 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
23357 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014
5551 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5802 Comments


t-pain is the king of autotune

take me back to the mid 2000's please

Kalopsia
February 17th 2014
1301 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014
19209 Comments


'Royals is probably the worst song of all time'

not as bad as empire empire :D

treeqt.
February 17th 2014
16883 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
129 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
6877 Comments


It's horrible.

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Apollo
February 17th 2014
10670 Comments


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

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
682 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
10670 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014
6877 Comments


Name change.

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
5802 Comments


ummm

jmumf
February 17th 2014
56 Comments


Hahaha this is shocking, somehow worse than the original.

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
23357 Comments


Tpayne microfone

TheSmashBro
February 17th 2014
264 Comments


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

treeqt.
February 17th 2014
16883 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014
2117 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
3888 Comments


that was obscene

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gryndstone
February 17th 2014
781 Comments


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

yeah

GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014
1118 Comments


not terrible, but it didn't need to exist

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Midjicka
February 17th 2014
270 Comments


this is pretty damn atrocious.

VermTheImpaler
February 17th 2014
1359 Comments


This twat still exists, jesus, lololololololololololololololololo

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014
1222 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014
685 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

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Speed512
February 18th 2014
190 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014
79 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014
18660 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

SharkTooth
February 18th 2014
13747 Comments



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

Dancedrewdance
February 18th 2014
1169 Comments



Ah...

Spluger
February 20th 2014
1638 Comments


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

Ire
February 20th 2014
41948 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014
26 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn

discovolante
February 16th 2015
727 Comments


Seriously surprised this guy's still around.

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DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2015
12864 Comments


Why is this in my feed...

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Tunaboy45
February 19th 2015
14874 Comments


does t pain use autotune?

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