Grand Theft Auto 6 might still be a year or more away from release but we’re already getting bits of information about what we could possibly expect in the highly anticipated sequel. Now, rapper T-Pain says he stopped role-playing in GTA in order to work with Rockstar Games on GTA 6.
T-Pain (real name Faheem Rashad Najm), best known for several hit songs in the 2000s, has revealed that he’s working on GTA 6 in some capacity, though didn’t elaborate on what his role will be in the game. The rapper recently left the GTA RP Discord server for NoPixel, vanishing without citing his reasons. He’s now commented on his departure, stating that he’s working closely with some of Rockstar’s developers on GTA 6.
“I used to be on NoPixel, then I started working on GTA 6, and they told me I couldn’t do RP anymore because it kind of goes against — they had this whole speech, like, you know, ‘What if somebody took your album and re-recorded it, and more people were listening to that,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, I kind of get that, but I was having a good time. Alright, that’s fine, then I started working on the game with them.”
Rockstar Games hasn’t come out to confirm this news yet so it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt. Then again, there’s no reason why T-Pain would lie about his involvement in the sequel considering his popularity in the GTA community. Couple that with the fact that T-Pain was born in Florida – the state in which GTA 6‘s Miami-based Vice City is directly inspired by – and it’s easy to see why he might provide some insight in the game’s development.
The first trailer for GTA 6 released in December last year to record-breaking viewership numbers. The game is currently set to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S sometime in 2025.