T-Pain is a wedding singer who runs away with the bride in the music video for his new song "May I" featuring Mr. Talkbox.
In time for Valentine's Day, the rapper released the track from the album Oblivion, the hip-hop artist's fifth studio album.
The eight-minute music video is directed and edited by T-Pain and G Visuals. The video was mostly shot in black and white but, as soon as the rapper and his bride arrives at a club, the color returns in stark, glow-in-the-dark neons.
"May I" is the first music video to be released from Oblivion which came out in November 2017. The album has 16 songs and features collaborations with Chris Brown, Tiffany Evans, Manny G, Wale, and Ne-Yo.
"It's a celebration of coming out of that depression," he said about his first album in six years. "I felt like I was in a void for a long time, just by myself. But that was me doing that. I put myself in there. The I's are lowercase, because I felt small at the time."
The Quincy Jones Feud
T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, has recently been dragged into an issue with renowned record producer and composer Quincy Jones. The 32-year-old rapper recorded a version of "P.Y.T.," a 1981 song by Michael Jackson, several years ago and Jones was not a fan.
In an interview with Vulture earlier this month, Jones said that he regrets allowing the rapper to pay tribute by covering the song for Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. He explained that T-Pain and collaborator Robin Thicke did their own thing.
T-Pain immediately responded in a series of tweets, agreeing that he, too, hated their version. However, he argued that his former managers forced him to record the cover.
And I still hated it when I came out of the booth. Then the song came out and it was even worse than it sounded in the studio. This is legit one of the reasons I don't work with the managers I had anymore because if I said I was uncomfortable doing something they didn't care 2/2— T-Pain (@TPAIN) February 7, 2018
He also slammed Jones for the comments the record producer made that targeted several other artists, including Taylor Swift.
But also to be real. It just seems like @QuincyDJones is pissed off at the whole world. I have nothing but respect for the guy so I don't know why we didn't hold the song or tell me exactly what he wanted when I kept taking the headphones off beggin for direction from the God — T-Pain (@TPAIN) February 7, 2018
T-Pain also recently appeared in the music video for "Florida Boy," a song by Rick Ross. Watch the music videos below.