T-Pain's New Car: a Hearse
The rapper's challenge: Keeping the Cadillac smelling fresh
Rapper T-Pain recently added a hearse to his collection of 22 cars.
“I have some new favorites – an ’07 Lamborghini Gallardo and ’91 Cadillac hearse,” T-Pain tells PEOPLE. “My hearse has just been painted orange. I just got a blue top put on it and I’ve got a matching blue fiberglass coffin in the back.”
What’s inside that coffin? “Speakers and TVs,” says the rapper, whose hearse was part of a recent photo shoot for his upcoming album Thr33 Ringz, out Nov. 11 on Nappy Boy/Konvict/Jive Records.
Because the hearse was used to transport bodies until recently, T-Pain admits the lingering odors from embalming fluid has been a problem. “We had to Febreeze the hell out of the car,” he says. “Everyone is afraid of it. But I don t think of it in that way. It s a car.”
• Reporting by JESSICA HERNDON