Teddy P. is a wild, wild boy. If you thought Lil Jon made a statement with his Crunk Ain't Dead chain, if you thought DJ Drama was stamping himself with his Barack O'Drama chain and if you thought Gucci Mane was downright gaudy with his multitude of iced-out neck pieces over the years, wait until you see T-Pain's Big Ass Chain. Pain debuted his new jewels on Sunday at the Summer Jam concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey. When we say "Big Ass Chain," we mean it literally — he spells it out in diamonds.
"I just figured I had to shut down something, some part of the game," Pain said. "I thought I did it with Auto-Tune, and so I guess I gotta do it with jewelry ... just show 'em where the money's comin' from. You know what I'm sayin'? This weighs seven and a half pounds, actually.
"It is a baby, actually," Pain laughed. "That's exactly how much my baby weighed — seven and a half pounds, 197 carats. Believe that. It's goin' down. I get to the end. I get so far in. That's what it is."
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The Game is in L.A. right now, working on The R.E.D. Album with Cool & Dre. Although a release date has not been set, The Game is about to make the temperature rise in the streets real quick with a onslaught of unofficial releases in the next couple of months.
"This summer, it ain't a n---a that's gonna out-mixtape me," Game promised. "I'm dropping a mixtape every week. It ain't gonna be like no bullsh-- mixtape sh--. I'm dropping mixtapes that sound better than people's albums. The first one is gonna be the Bloody Thumb with the red thumbprint on the front."
Until that drops, Game is busy rooting for Kobe and them Lakers in the NBA finals.
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