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Threats cancel T-Pain show in Guyana

R&B singer T-Pain has cancelled a concert in Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats."

R&B singer T-Pain has cancelled a concert in Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats."

Kerwin Bollers says Monday's performance was called off after email and phone threats from an unidentified source.

Police Cmdr. Leroy Bollers reporters Sunday that authorities will investigate.

T-Pain would have been one of the best-known U.S. singers to perform in the South American country in years.

Legally named Faheem Najm, his stage moniker is short for "Tallahassee Pain" in reference to the Florida city where he was born.

He is credited with popularizing synthesizer-assisted vocals in R&B, and recorded the albums "Rappa Ternt Sanga" and "Epiphany."

 
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