AceShowbiz - T-Pain refused to be attacked by his disappointed fans. Having been slammed online for rescheduling his Dalla show in the wake of Deep Ellum shooting, the "All I Do Is Win" rapper took to social media to defend himself.
"What's up y'all. I'm never this person, but I gotta be this person," the 37-year-old said in an Instagram video shared on Wednesday, May 18. "Look, I understand that you know you had your plans and you wanted to go to a concert and 'oh my god this gonna be fun that night.' People f**king died. People f**king died and you think you're having a worse time than the people that f**king died because your concert plans got f**ked up?"
"For all the people that's saying 'oh man why'd you reschedule it the day before?' I'm sorry you didn't have to reschedule your entire f**king living life for a god damn concert," the emcee went on arguing. "I'd rather not f**king be on tour then disrespect somebody that f**king died."
He continued, "Like, c'mon man I don't give a f**k about no f**king concert when it comes to people's lives. I don't give a f**k that your plans got-like what the f**k? I'm sorry that s**t didn't work out for you, guess who else it didn't work out for? The people that f**king died the other day. 'It's real s**tty to reschedule it the day before,' f**k that."
Among those who criticized the "Buy U a Drank" spitter's decision was Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, who claimed that the rapper and his fans would have been safe in the city. However, the hip-hop star insisted that it's not the percect time to hold a concert because of the tragedy.
"Foremost, I want to send my condolences out to the families of people who lost their lives," T-Pain said on Instagram. "I appreciate y'all for giving me a heads-up. Thank you to the mayor for stepping in and trying to reassure me, but we got to reschedule."
"It's just that time. It's only right for the safety of me, my fans, my team and everybody around that spot. … Thank you, Dallas, for giving me the heads-up. I'll see y'all then," he concluded.
T-Pain kicked off his "Road to Wiscansin Tour 2022" on May 10 in San Francisco. He was supposed to perform in Dallas on May 18 but the show has been moved to Texas Trust CU Theatre on June 24.