A clip showing Taylor Swift and T-Pain's recording session for "Thug Story" has been found. It begins with Taylor rapping behind the mic while T-Pain is on the couch watching the session. It then moves on to capture T-Pain who wears a casual yellow t-shirt taking over the recording booth to sing his verses.
Taylor Swift and T-Pain's collaborative track was played for the first time at 2009 CMT Music Awards at Sommet Centere on June 16. It was showcased through a video specially filmed in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual event.
Beside hooking up with T-Pain on "Thug Story", Taylor Swift also joined forces with rock band Def Leppard, delivering a song titled "Pour Some Sugar On Me" at the awards. During one of her acceptance speeches when collecting her two trophies, she said, "I want to thank CMT for letting me live so many of my dreams this year. I got to sing with my heroes. Def Leppard, I love you guys so much."
Taylor Swift and T-Pain in studio recording "Thug Story":