It looks like T-Pain is learning how to drift and is having the time of his life.
Earlier last month I posted about how rapper T-Pain really wants to learn how to drift and doggone it he’s really gone out and done it. According to T-Pain’s official Instagram not only did he attend Gridlife at Road Atlanta, he got instruction from professional Formula D drivers in real-deal drift cars including seat time in his own car. Check out some of the posts from his Instagram below.
My brother @danyneville and his wifey @homemadedubai took me and @panpan2211 to our first @gridlifeofficial event where he introduced us to the drift legends @vaughngittinjr and @chelseadenofa . They showed me the ropes in their #rtrmustang and now I’m hooked. Thank you to @nexentireusa @chrisforsberg64 @ryantuerck @daiyoshihara @coreyhosford @lunaticsbynature and especially @thechrisstewart for all of the support and help during and after my training. @julianvelders on the video edit
It looks like T-Pain is a quick learner as per his videos, he got the hang of controlled slides around a skid pad pretty quickly. One of his instructors, Chelsea DeNofa, shot a bit of vlog on his personal channel showing just how quick T-Pain learned.
It only took T-Pain less than two hours to go from drift enthusiast to competent slider, which is impressive.
Pain was killing it pretty quickly, his understanding and analytical attributes really allowed him to progress a ton in our short 2hr instruction period. We started in Vaughn Gittin’s Ford Mustang RTR Spec-5D then he jumped in his personal LS3 powered s14.5. Your boy is down to earth and really cool to chill with. Was a pleasure coaching him, and hope to do it again in the future.Pain was killing it pretty quickly, his understanding and analytical attributes really allowed him to progress a ton in our short 2hr instruction period. We started in Vaughn Gittin’s Ford Mustang RTR Spec-5D then he jumped in his personal LS3 powered s14.5. Your boy is down to earth and really cool to chill with. Was a pleasure coaching him, and hope to do it again in the future.
Noteworthy is how T-Pain first learns on someone else’s car and transfers those skills with ease to his own car. To be fair, both cars were probably dialed in, which always helps when you’re learning something with cars for the first time.
Also, although there isn’t one way to learn how to drift. Keeping it off the streets and learning the basics in a controlled environment with all the right safety equipment AKA not a dimly lit parking lot, is probably a smart move. Admittedly, not everyone will have the same opportunities to learn in such place like Road Atlanta but props to T-Pain, anyways, for setting a good example.
The drift community being what it is, was nothing but love and support for Mr.Pain on social media and presumably in person at Grid Life.
Now that he knows how to slide it, I can’t wait to see how he progresses.
Pain’s already set up an Instagram page called, “Nappy Boy Drifting” so I can only assume this is something he’ll continue to update us on.
Go, T-Pain and keep drifting fun!