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Damn, Andre hit us hard with the honesty stick.

While the whole world was excited for this year’s Outkast reunion, Andre 3000 was not.

The hip-hop duo committed to performing at dozens of music festivals this year, and while Andre seemed happy to be back on stage, deep down it didn’t feel right.

In a recent interview with The FADER, Andre revealed he felt “weird” performing songs he recorded when he was a kid.

“I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again. I felt like people would be like, ‘Y’all are doing all these festivals, y’all are just doing it for money.’ And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I’m in on the joke, I’ll feel cool about it. It was a decision. I’m 39, I got a 17-year-old kid, and I gotta support certain things. And my partner Big Boi is like, ‘This is a great thing for all of us.’ 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. It’s being honest about it like, ‘Shit, I did these songs when I was 17 and I’m out here peddling them now.’ But it’s the honest thing, that’s what it is.”

So if you were ever counting on seeing another Outkast reunion, don’t hold your breath. It probably won’t happen in this lifetime.

But hey, never say never.


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