October 18, 2018


T-Pain Talks Developing His Unique Style While Cooking with His Mom

T-Pain chose the wrong week to go on a liquid cleanse. “Oh my god that smells so good,” the Grammy winning singer/rapper and host of Fuse’s new show T-Pain’s School of Business  says, practically drooling over his mother’s cooking. 

For our latest episode of Made from Scratch, T-Pain’s mom Aliyah Najm, also known as Mama Pain, visited him in his Roswell, Georgia, home to cook him his favorite childhood meal: beef pie. Unfortunately T-Pain was unable to actually eat the pie because he was in the middle of a cleanse, but that didn’t stop Mama Pain, an award-winning chef who launched her own catering business, from making her delicious classic meal. 

Even though T-Pain couldn’t partake in the meal, the aroma of the ground beef mixed with corn and spices, still took him back. 

“It’s important to me because it takes me back to humble beginnings which I’m always a fan of,” he explained. “This is what you need in life, you know, once you get as big as I am—career wise and size wise,” he cracked.

Check out the episode to see how Mama Pain makes her famous beef pie and to see some adorable childhood photos of the Buy U a Drank singer.

When you're done with the video above, catch episodes of T-Pain's School of Business here and look for all new episodes Tuesdays at 11PM only on Fuse. Find your channel finer here.

Try out Mama Pain’s Beef Pie recipe for yourself: 


  1. 3 lbs ground beef 
  2. 2 bags frozen corn 
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 1 green bell Pepper diced
  5. 1 Large Can Tomato Sauce
  6. Chili powder
  7. Garlic Powder
  8. Oregano 
  9. Cajun Seasoning (optional) 


  1. Two packets of cornbread mix 
  2. 1 stick of butter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar 
  4. 1 cup milk 

Brown ground beef in a pan on medium-high heat. Add chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, and salt to taste. Add onions and bell peppers, and cook until ingredients are fully cooked. 

Drain the cooked ground beef in a colander. Return the beef to the pan and add corn and tomato sauce. Add cajun seasoning (optional). Pour the beef into a baking dish. 

Combine cornbread mix packets, butter, sugar, and milk in a separate bowl. Pour cornbread mixture into the baking dish on top of the beef and spread evenly. Pop in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes.