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T-Pain hit Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday to belt out the National Anthem and show off his vocal skills.

It was a big night in baseball at the Giants vs. Dodgers game. T-Pain sported a Dodgers jersey that had his name on the back and waved to fans before his performance – which was live and without Auto-Tune.

GlobalGrind had a quick interview with the “Nappy Boy” himself, who said he didn’t want to do a pre-recorded version of the Anthem. He explained that it’s better to do everything live, especially if you’re feeling what you’re singing more in the moment than you were when you recorded it.

“That would’ve been more hard trying to keep up with my recorded self,” he laughed. “Take a pause every now and then and after that echo goes away, do your thing.”

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter currently has a single out with Juicy J entitled “Make That Work,” as he prepares his highly anticipated fifth RCA studio album Stoicville: The Phoenix. The project is scheduled for release in November.

Teddy told us we can expect a lot of great collaborations on the album, but couldn’t reveal who.

“I can’t really say yet, because I haven’t picked any finals yet. I’ll get different verses on the same songs from different people and I don’t want to say that somebody is in that song and then they don’t make it,” he explained. “If somebody comes a little better than you, then I don’t know what to tell you. I’m sorry.”

In addition to working on his album, Pain also currently holds a position as a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew.

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