Guys! T-Pain sang the National Anthem at the Dodgers game on Monday, without auto-tune, and it was actually pretty good. What is the world coming to?
We’ve all seen people crash and burn while delivering our nation’s sacred tune (Christina Aguilera and Roseanne Barr come to mind), but who’d’ve thunk the man who brought us “Buy U a Drank” would actually be respectable? Not this girl. While he was no Whitney Houston, T-Pain held his own and didn’t embarrass himself by using software that hits the notes for you.
T-Pain’s shockingly decent singing got me thinking about who I’d want to see sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. Sure, I could go with the safe choices – Alicia Keys, Mariah, etc. – but nah, that’s no fun. This year, at the Super Bowl, I’d love to see none other than Kanye West sing the National Anthem, sans auto-tune.
Regardless of whether or not you were watching the VMA’s this past Sunday (does anyone actually watch them anymore?), you probably heard about Yeezus’s weed-induced acceptance speech during which he announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Can you imagine Kim K. as our FLOTUS?
Anyway, if Ye sang the anthem, you know he’d bust out some crazy stuff. I’m picturing Yeezus coming out in some kind of prison inmate garb, likely flanked by Jay-Z, who might very well rap a verse just to keep things contemporary. Then, just as he’s losing us, he brings out North West to save the day, because American’s are suckers for three things: kittens, Gronk and adorable celebrity children.
Who’s with me here? Ye for Super Bowl National Anthem duties! Hey, if nothing else, it would at least make the pre-game interviews more interesting. I’m just imagining Jim Nantz and Phil Simms announcing Yeezus as the singer. Pure awesomeness.