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SXSW 2015: See How T-Pain Spent the Day of His Triumphant Return

Exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos with the fest’s most talked-about comeback

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T-Pain poses for a portrait while relaxing in his hotel room after a successful performance headlining the Fader Fort in Austin, Texas, Friday March 20, 2015.

Jason Henry

The surprise headliner at Friday night's Fader Fort was T-Pain, who played an astonishing 42 songs to close out the evening — quite possibly the most talked about event of a packed weekend. "The reason I'm here is to remind you motherfuckers who I am," he said.

With his first album in nearly four years on the way, we followed the rapper-turned-singer around Austin for a day of interviews, soundchecking and finger-drumming in hotel hallways. 

T-Pain

T-Pain poses for a portrait while relaxing in his hotel room after a successful performance headlining the Fader Fort in Austin, Texas, Friday March 20, 2015.

Jason Henry

Back to the Hotel, Again

T-Pain, about to take a portrait, after his performance.

T-Pain

T-Pain asks his assistant to bring a bottle of Hennessy to his room after a successful performance headlining the Fader Fort in Austin, Texas, Friday March 20, 2015.

Jason Henry

Unwinding

T-Pain asks his assistant to bring a bottle of Hennessy to his room after a successful performance.

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