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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Mort.
February 17th 2014
3760 Comments


fucksake t-pain

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InbredJed
February 17th 2014
6071 Comments


Um, lol

ASnideReturns
February 17th 2014
5241 Comments


Hahahahahahaahahahaha

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PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
388 Comments


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

Fieryfenderz
February 17th 2014
1458 Comments


Well this was unexpected and unwanted

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
20000 Comments


When was the last time T-Pain was royal?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
50500 Comments


Royals is probably the worst song of all time

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
1672 Comments


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

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014
17222 Comments


what rapper hasn't covered Royals at this point?

treefingered2
February 17th 2014
183 Comments


Lorde is great, Tpain could never do her any justice

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titanslayer
February 17th 2014
1896 Comments


Dear god why??!!

Wadlez
February 17th 2014
4235 Comments


Royal w/ cheese

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014
17222 Comments


I actually like this a lot more than the original.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014
1672 Comments


You must really hate Lorde then.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014
17222 Comments


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

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
20000 Comments


so it's a two way beneficiary

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 17th 2014
2887 Comments


5/5 classic

Green Baron
February 17th 2014
20000 Comments


T-Pain drives Cadillacs to the mall.

SlMBOLlC
February 17th 2014
5230 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
4709 Comments


t-pain is the king of autotune

take me back to the mid 2000's please

Kalopsia
February 17th 2014
935 Comments


oh T-Pain j00 so cra-z

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2014
7856 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
9704 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
1444 Comments


It's horrible.

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Apollo
February 17th 2014
10336 Comments


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

I want to rampage and smash everything right now.

PostMesmeric
February 17th 2014
388 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
10336 Comments


How did some unknown user named Athom become staff?

I must be growing senile in my old age

EvoHavok
February 17th 2014
1444 Comments


Name change.

itchybutthole
February 17th 2014
2491 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 17th 2014
4709 Comments


ummm

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
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
20000 Comments


Tpayne microfone

spookynewghostfriend
February 17th 2014
4464 Comments


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

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TheSmashBro
February 17th 2014
257 Comments


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

treeqt.
February 17th 2014
9704 Comments


i'd consider seeing a doctor

AtomicShane
February 17th 2014
1824 Comments


the new lyrics make this 5/5 fersure

pmmets07
February 17th 2014
5899 Comments


we ain't really give a FUUUUCK!!!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
February 17th 2014
3771 Comments


that was obscene

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gryndstone
February 17th 2014
342 Comments


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

yeah

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GringoSuave89
February 17th 2014
1041 Comments


not terrible, but it didn't need to exist

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Midjicka
February 17th 2014
232 Comments


this is pretty damn atrocious.

VermTheImpaler
February 17th 2014
1360 Comments


This twat still exists, jesus, lololololololololololololololololo

ASnideReturns
February 18th 2014
5241 Comments


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

SGGreenman
February 18th 2014
841 Comments


Awful

schoonda
February 18th 2014
106 Comments


AND MOST NIGGAS AINT LOYAL
MY DOG CAME BACK FOR ME

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Speed512
February 18th 2014
136 Comments


^^^^

UnderJOath
February 18th 2014
75 Comments


Lorde is talented. TPain is a hack.

Scoot
February 18th 2014
17812 Comments


royals was so bad as it was

i think t-pain actually made it worse

SharkTooth
February 18th 2014
5065 Comments



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

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Dancedrewdance
February 18th 2014
846 Comments



Ah...

ASnideReturns
February 19th 2014
5241 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
1176 Comments


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

Ire
February 20th 2014
41795 Comments


wow this is

uh

...

marchii
February 21st 2014
18 Comments


It's 5am in the morninnnn



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