T-Pain responds to Kentwood senior asking for help with yearbook quote

KING 5's Greg Copeland reports

A Kentwood high school senior is receiving fame on social media after he quoted the rap artist T-Pain for his senior quote.

Gabriel Silvan needed a quote to put in his yearbook. For inspiration, he tweeted his favorite rapper in December, asking if he'd help out. 

The next morning he woke to find a response.

“He had tweeted at me, ‘people don’t think it be like it be, but it do.’ And I woke up the morning and saw that, I was like whoa, this is awesome! This is the coolest thing ever,” said Silvan.

When the quote made it in the yearbook, Silvan tweeted T-Pain again, sharing the yearbook photo. The tweet then went viral which surprised the high school senior.

"That thing blew up. I don't know how, in what way, who retweeted it, who liked it, who shared it. I don't know who, because T-Pain didn't touch that tweet. And that has like 54-thousand likes right now on Twitter."

T-Pain responded to the photo congratulating the senior, "This is the kind of ... I live for. You did it Bro. Killed it. Good job man."

The rapper borrowed the quote from Oscar Gamble, a Major League baseball star from the 1970s.

Silvan's idea for his yearbook ended with calls from Time, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. (Warning: Graphic language in the following tweets)

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