At the time, T-Pain was making an April Fool's Day prank. When asked if the remark was intended as a joke, he told ET, "It was, until it turned real... I was actually just playin' [and] she was, like, 'That's a real thing.'"
As for FKA Twigs' reaction, T-Pain said she was cool about it. "She wasn't mad because she hadn't told me," he said. "I joke about it all the time, but that one time it got heavy coverage."