T-Pain Back to His Roots

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T-Pain says he grew up in the neighborhood and has great memories of afternoons spent at the Walker-Ford Community Center.

As part of the 4th of July festivities, the center was holding its fun day and T-Pain was on hand to dig his face into a bowl of butter pecan ice cream during the annual ice cream eating contest.

T-Pain says he is happy to be home.

T-Pain said, "It feels good to give back to the community and it's basically like a joy, you know what I'm saying? Just knowing that the community gave to me and hey why not give right back."

T-Pain was also receiving a surprise. Mayor John Marks proclaimed July 3, 2006 as T-Pain Day in Tallahassee.