While hardcore fans were definitely hyped over Outkast’s reunion performances in back September of this year, André 3000 admits he didn’t do the shows for the art, but strictly for the cash, which left left him feeling like a “sell out.”
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 pedaling them now.’ But it’s the honest thing, that’s what it is.
André 3000 also admitted he was more excited about the jumpsuits he designed than the actual performances, stating that, for him, the messages were a way for him to share his true feelings with fans, as he has no social media accounts.
Big Boi recently shared these snaps of the designs, which are currently on display in Miami at Art Basel.