Andre 3000 : Singer Says He Felt Like A Sellout Because Of OutKast Reunion Tour

Updated: December 5, 2014
Andre 3000 : Singer Says He Felt Like A Sellout Because Of OutKast Reunion Tour

Andre 3000 ‘Felt Like a Sellout’ Doing Outkast Reunion Shows, An interview with The Fader conducted by Nicolas Jaar at this week’s Art Basel in Miami had the rapper explaining that he wasn’t as excited about re-teaming with Big Boi for their 20th anniversary celebrations as the group might have led on.

“I felt weird about going out onstage and doing it again. I felt people would be like, ‘Y’all are doing all these festivals, y’all are just doing it for money,” he told The Fader. “I felt like a sell-out, honestly.

“I was like, if I’m in on the joke I’ll feel cool about it. I’m 39, I got a 17-year-old kid and I gotta support certain things. So I felt like there was a certain sell-out in a way because I didn’t wanna do it – I knew I was doing it for a reason. So maybe if I’m telling people, ‘I am selling out’ then it’s not as bad as pretending.”

In fact, Andre was so disillusioned with performing OutKast’s old hits again that he got “more excited” choosing slogans for his jumpsuits than playing the shows he wore them at.

“I didn’t wanna do the tour. We hadn’t performed in ten years. It was old songs,” he told The Fader. “I’m like, how I am gonna present these songs? I don’t have nothing new to say. So I was like, maybe I can start saying new stuff while doing these old songs.

“It became a theme where I was more excited about this than the actual show. This is fun, running out in these.”

OutKast last performed on 31 October in LA and, unsurprisingly given Andre’s comments, there are no plans for any future shows.