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T-Pain Tears up as He Is Given His Own Day in Wisconsin

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T-Pain held his first “Wiscansin Fest” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over the weekend. The festival is a nod to one of his more creative and memorable lines where he rhymed “Aspen” and “mansion” with the state of Wisconsin instead saying “Wiscansin.” 15 years after the hit song, the line remains memorable to this day. The state of Wisconsin officially recognized the artist while on stage at the festival.

During his set, state representative Kalan Haywood surprised the “rapper ternt sanga” on stage with a proclamation regarding June 11 as “T-Pain Day” in the state of Wisconsin. T-Pain even got a plaque, teared up, and fell to his knees while receiving it.

The official Wiscansin Fest Instagram page shared a post of the special event with a caption that read:

“The Mayor of Milwaukee, @cavalierformilwaukee has proclaimed June 11 as ‘T-Pain Day’ to be celebrated annually throughout the state,” read the caption. “State rep @kalanhaywoodwi surprised @tpain on stage at #WiscansinFest to present him with a proclamation from the state office.”

“The proclamation recognizes ‘Wiscansin Fest’ as an annual event acknowledged by the state of Wisconsin. Thank you @cityofmilwaukee and the entire state of Wisconsin for this incredible honor.”

Aside from T-Pain receiving his day during the festival, concertgoers enjoyed performances from Lil Jon, Bleu, Erica Banks, Kid Ink, Hannibal Burress, and others.

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T-Pain Taps Lil Jon, Hannibal Buress, O.T. Genasis For Inaugural “Wiscansin Fest”

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While his new single “That’s Just Tips” moves around hip hop, T-Pain, 37, joins the likes of J.Cole, Pharrell and Jay Z with the launch of his very own music festival, titled “Wiscansin Fest,” in Wisconsin this June.

MORE: T-Pain Teams with TIDAL for ‘1-833-4-TIPSONTIDAL’ to Give Tips to Emerging Artists

The award-winning recording artist and wife, Amber Najm, announced Wednesday (May 11) via social media that the inaugural Wiscansin Fest will debut June 11 in Milwaukee at Rave.

The “Buy U A Drank” creator, who has been building up anticipation for the first-ever festival with a 19-city “The Road to Wiscansin Tour,” names a 17 acts line-up with the announcement that includes chart-topping superstars and longtime collaborators of the Tallahassee native, featuring Lil Jon, O.T. Genasis, Bleu (Formerly Yung Bleu), K Camp, and Hannibal Buress with a DJ-set as the moniker Eshu Tune.

“The first of its kind @nappyboyentertainment presents a line up that I hand picked myself,” T-Pain wrote with celebration emojis in the Instagram caption with a photo of the Festival flyer. “This one means so much to me. Go get your tickets link in my bio before they sell out. See you on June 11th in the only place that felt right- Milwaukee, WISCANSIN.” 
“Wiscansin Fest!! @tpain’s first ever festival and I’m so proud of him. Y’all get your tickets now!!,” captions a proud Amber Najm in an Instagram post promoting the upcoming festival flyer.

MORE: T-Pain Calls Out Dallas Fans for Low Ticket Sales

The word “Wiscansin” originates from T-Pain’s verse on the 2008 classic “Can’t Believe It” featuring Lil Wayne from his gold-selling third album, Three Ringz (Jive). T-Pain changed the pronunciation of the state, Wisconsin, to “Wiscansin” to make a rhyme with “mansion. The success of “Can’t Believe It” spawned a remix with Justin Timberlake. In 2018, T-Pain launched a collegiate-themed apparel line, Wiscansin University, inspired by the word. 

Headline by T-Pain-himself, see the complete line-up to the inaugural Wiscansin Fest below.


Lil Jon

Bleu (Yung Bleu)

K Camp

O.T. Genasis

Kid Ink



Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress)

Erica Banks

Softest Hard

Trap Beckham

Krizz Kaliko

Young Cash

Shonte Renee

The Black Amigo

DJay Mando

Very Handsome Billy
VIP and general public tickets for Wiscansin Fest are on sale now. You may purchase your tickets here.

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Dude In Wisconsin REALLY Liked The ‘Captain Marvel’ Movie

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Captain Marvel continues to hit big numbers on the global and domestic front at the box office, this as Marvel fans the world over are preparing for the epic Avengers: Endgame film due to hit theaters this week. One man has taken on a noble quest to singlehandedly keep Captain Marvel‘s stateside numbers high after setting a world record for viewing the flick.

Local outlet WSAW reports:

Steve Ruppel is a Weston chiropractor, who on the side likes to break Guinness World Records. This is his fifth record broken, he’s already done four including running a half marathon wearing the most amount of t-shirts.

“I thought it was the most insane thing ever, I thought it was impossible. I wasn’t even sure why it was even a record, but I thought after a while ‘I should probably do that,’” said Ruppel, the Guinness World Record breaker.

14,268 minutes in 116 showings of the same movie.

“The amount of time that it takes, I’ve had to take time off work, I would take long lunch breaks to accommodate watching an entire movie in that particular time frame. And then just time on the weekends where I’m not doing other things,” said Ruppel.

What’s big to note here is that Ruppel only needed to watch the movie 104 times to break the record, but decided he was going to go all out.

Wonder what he’s gonna do with Avengers: Endgame?

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Man Says Wisconsin Teens Giving Nazi Salute Were Waving Bye To Parents

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A group of white students at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin found themselves the target of an investigation after many of them are seen in a photo giving what looks like a Nazi salute. The man who took the photograph claims he instructed the boys to wave goodbye to their parents in the staged photo, but one student who didn’t raise his hand said it made him uncomfortable.

Local outlet WISN reports:

“There was no nazi salute,” [Pete] Gust told WISN 12 NEWS. “The last picture that we did, I’d said to them, “OK, boys, you’re going to say goodbye to your parents, so wave.’”

Gust had posted the photo to his photography business website, Wheel Memories, after it was taken in May. He took it down Monday and posted an apology after it surfaced in social media posts and was shared widely, prompting strong criticism from individuals and from Jewish organizations.

In a CNN report, one Baraboo student pushed back at Gust’s view of things.

From CNN:

Not everyone in the photo is participating in the gesture. Jordan Blue, a student in the top right of the image whose hands are not raised, told CNN the photo was taken as students gathered at a local courthouse for professional prom photos.

“The photographer said to raise your hand, but he didn’t say a specific way, and my peers should not have raised it in the specific way that was the offensive way and hurtful way,” Blue said.

Blue said the gesture made him uncomfortable and scared.

The Baraboo School District, which does have a significant minority student body, is looking into the matter.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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Gunplay in Middleton: Shooter Pops Off in Wisconsin Office Building, Several Hurt

As we speak, Middleton police are responding to an active gunman in a Wisconsin office building.

Few details are available, however we’ve been told that the police and emergency workers where called around 10:25 am (CDT) to the 1800 block of Deming Way in Middleton, Wisconsin (near Madison).

According to The Independent, multiple people were injured and (while it can’t be confirmed) there may have been multiple shooters. Three injured were taken to The UW Health University Hospital.  This has to be frightening and to make sure that people are safe, law officials are encouraging building occupants to “lock all doors, stay inside and shelter in place until further notice.” Surrounding buildings have been evacuated to a local hotel and schools are on lock down.

More news pending…

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