Following his Masked Singer victory in February, T-Pain—born Faheem Rasheed Najm—can be internet hosting Thursday’s sixth-annual iHeartwork Music Awards on the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 33-year-old rapper is greatest identified for his 2009 hit singles “Buy U A Drank” and “Bartender,” nonetheless, extra lately, he was behind the Monster go well with in Fox’s actuality expertise present The Masked Singer.
T-Pain will be part of Hailey Baldwin, Ryan Seacrest, DJ Khaled and Jamie Foxx in a small membership of high-profile names which have hosted the occasion.
T-Pain was joined by a dozen celebrities together with LaToya Jackson, Joey Fatone and Rumor Willis. The rapper advised the Daily News that his actuality present victory was an enormous “f**k you” to his haters.
“That was my, for lack of better terms, ‘F–k you, everybody (moment),’ ” he mentioned. “I’ve those that simply been doubting me my complete profession and issues like that as a result of I’ve put some completely different aesthetic on my vocals than all people else.”
He added: “It simply turned out to be a fantastic alternative to actually present one other facet of me, and sort of gave me a second coming.”
The rapper has received two Grammys for Best Rap Song (“Good Life” – 2008) and Best R&B Performance (“Blame It” – 2010) over the course of his 15-year profession.
Host T-Pain attends the Press Junket for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards Airing Live on FOX Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Microsoft Theater on March 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Getty
“Some people are only thinking you have the skills to sing through autotune,” Masked Singer host Nick Cannon mentioned. “I think you proved the world wrong on this show, right here on this stage, that you are an amazing vocalist.”
Nominees for the iHeartwork Music Awards embrace frontrunner Cardi B with 15 nominations and Drake with eight. Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons all have a number of nominations throughout Thursday’s ceremony.
The iHeartRadio Awards recruited the perfect of the perfect to carry out dwell throughout Thursday’s occasion. Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Ella Mai, John Legend, lovelytheband, Marshmello, Lauv and Garth Brooks will hit the stage to present a dwell efficiency.
Tune in for the iHeartwork Music Awards Thursday at eight p.m. ET on Fox.