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(photo gem spotted at photographer Todd Owyoung’s)

Lowkey posted an interesting clip over at the BET blog of T-Pain’s new “Successful” freestyle…T-Pain addresses that embarrassing “Jay-Z is 59 and should die” gaffe and his relationship with his wife*.

T-Pain “Successful (freestyle)”

[audio:T-Pain – Successful.mp3]

Some people call it being soft, some people call it bitching up…I just gotta be, I just gotta be more careful….so that Nuvo got me poppin’ s–t, and even worse, the people around me ain’t knockin it…alright, so lets talk about the Jay shit. Some days I wish I never say shit, and Diddy said ain’t no excuse for what I did, but I felt like he was knocking the same shit that feeds my kids…and Jay one of the only n out here bringing it, so I didn’t think he would even entertain the shit. Cuz entertainment is see-thru but if you really feel like I’m dead, then me too. I ain’t tryin to write your rhymes but you coulda skipped one DJ and all you had to say is, “T-pain, we cool.” But by all means, don’t take this as a diss or hatin’, I just wanna explain my side of the situation, so if you knew how much respect that I have, you’d know I’m a real n when I say, “My bad.

(*the section about people hating on his “regular-looking” wife is somewhat heartwarming but also obtuse, because no, Pain is not the only one featuring video models of different skin tones, whether those castings are calculated or not.)

Related: T-Pain says “F–k Jay-Z” and commits ageism,  T-Pain tries to explain why he dissed Jay-Z,