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T-Pain working on GTA 6 but Rockstar won’t let him use roleplay servers-Adam Starkey-Entertainment – Metro

The musician and Twitch streamer has some kind of role in Rockstar’s sequel

T-Pain working on GTA 6 but Rockstar won’t let him use roleplay servers-Adam Starkey-Entertainment – Metro

Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming (Picture: Rockstar)

T-Pain has confirmed he’s collaborating with Rockstar on GTA 6, but his involvement comes at a cost.

While fans have speculated on the identity of certain actors in the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer, Rockstar has yet to confirm any names attached to the sequel.

The same goes for musicians on the game’s soundtrack. As is tradition with Grand Theft Auto, a range of licensed music is expected across the various radio stations. The only song we know that is likely to be included is Love Is A Long Road by Tom Petty, which featured in the trailer, but even that’s not guaranteed.

Another potential candidate is musician T-Pain, real name Faheem Rashad Najm, who is best known for pioneering autotune and featuring on Flo Rida’s Low. In a clip from his Twitch channel, which has since circulated on social media, the artist revealed he is working with Rockstar on the sequel.

He doesn’t specify what he’s contributing towards GTA 6, but he did explain how his involvement means he can no longer play on the popular GTA 5 roleplay (RP) server NoPixel – a modded version of GTA Online which makes the game closer to a realistic sim.

When asked by a fan if he’s been on the NoPixel server, T-Pain replied: ‘I used to be, and then how about this s***. I used to be on NoPixel, then I started working on GTA 6, and they told me I couldn’t do RP anymore because it kind of goes against…’

‘They had this whole speech like, ‘What if somebody took your album and rerecorded it and more people were listening to that?’. Then I’m like, OK I kind of get that but I was having a good time.’

He later mentions how Rockstar actually hired the modders responsible for NoPixel, which is a surprise given their negative stance towards the concept.

‘Then they teamed up with the people who make the RP s***,’ T-Pain added, while laughing. ‘I was like, wait a minute, what? What the f***? Wait b**** s***. Y’all tell me I couldn’t do this s*** and then y’all team up with the people that enable the RP?’

At one point Rockstar attempted to ban all role-playing servers, going as far as to employ private investigators to harass the creators, but while their position subsequently softened the idea that they would actively work with fan developers still came as a surprise.

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While he’s known by many as a musician, T-Pain has regularly streamed video games on Twitch since 2016. It’s unclear how he will be involved in GTA 6, but his phrasing suggests it will be more than a simple credit on the soundtrack.

GTA has a long history of featuring celebrities, either in full voice roles (like Ray Liotta in GTA Vice City) or brief cameos from the likes of Ricky Gervais. We’ll have to wait until 2025 to see if T-Pain will be joining the ranks.

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