T-Pain sings US anthem without Auto-Tune at baseball game – watch

Rapper is well-known for pioneering the vocal technique in hip-hop

US rapper and singer T-Pain performed the US national anthem at a baseball game this week without his signature use of Auto-Tune.

The Florida-born star is well-known for having popularised the Auto-Tune vocal effect in hip-hop during the late-2000s, influencing the likes of Kanye West, Lil Wayne and more.

T-Pain appeared at a LA Dodgers game in Los Angeles on Monday (August 31) to sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ completely free of production techniques.

Watch the video below.

In April, T-Pain was discussing his upcoming collaborations when he claimed that FKA Twigs was engaged to actor Robert Pattinson, before later saying that it was a prank.

T-Pain told Vulture at the time: “FKA Twigs, she’s one of my favourite artists right now… the first time we even met each other, we met in the studio. Her music’s changed a lot since then. But she’s on tour so much, and anytime I call her, she’s in a different place.”

He added: “And she’s engaged now, so that’s about to be a whole other thing… to ol’ Patty [Robert Pattinson]. I don’t know if she wanted anybody to know that…”

T-Pain later took to Twitter to claim that he had been joking, writing: “Added a little #AprilFools to my Vulture interview today. Check it out!!!!!”