(Courtesy of ballerstatus.com)
Before shooting to stardom as a solo artist, T-Pain was a member of a group called the Nappy Headz.
The remaining members of the group are calling Pain out now … for leaving them behind once he blew up, in a new documentary titled “The Untold Story: Nappy Headz.”
The documentary, released on DVD, chronicles the Tallahassee, Florida group’s rise in the south, years before Pain signed with Akon’s Konvict label and became one of the biggest names in hip-hop.
According to the film, the Nappy Headz devised a plan for each member to go solo in hopes of bringing more notoriety back to the group. But, when T-Pain’s profile began to rise, he didn’t followed the plan. They’ve remained silent over the years, and tell their story for the first time, via DVD.
Since dropping his debut, Rappa Ternt Sanga in 2005, Pain has gone on to release a total of three solo albums, each producing monster singles that helped him rise to superstardom. Despite all his success, he’s never mentioned his former group.
The way you did it. You didn’t tell us. You just started making songs. You ran off,” a member of the group says in the film’s trailer. “It had to be a Nappy Head for them to know T-Pain.”
“I’m just disappointed in the way he let the success get to him,” another member added.
The documentary features Florida legends like TJ Chapman (of TJ’s DJ’s), and Shaheed Najm (Pain’s estranged father and former Nappy Headz manager).
Najm previously criticized his son for allegedly turning his back on his groupmates and family for Akon, whom he called a “bad muslim,” and “con artist.”
T-Pain has yet to address the film, or its accusations.
The film is available on DVD for $14.95 at TheNappyHeadzStory.com. Watch the film’s trailer below.