The 39-year-old recording artist revealed he "felt like a sellout" during the hip-hop duo's reunion summer festival tour.
Andre 3000, real name Andre Benjamin, and his hip-hop partner, Big Boi, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their successful hip-hop duo Outkast last summer by playing a string of summer music festivals across the U.S., but their reformation wasn't much of a celebration.
Andre 3000 performing on Outkast's reunion tour
While performing on the tour Andre wore a total of 47 custom jumpsuits featuring slogans like "I don't know what else to say" and "Art or fart", which are currently being shown in an exhibit at Art Basel in Miami, as a way to express his displeasure of the reunion.
Although the 39 year-old recording artist hadn't been on stage with Big Boi for a decade, in a recent interview with Fader he admitted, "Honestly-I didn't wanna do the tour. We hadn't performed in 10 years. It was old songs."
"I'm like, how am I gonna present these songs? I don't have nothing new to say," he added, explaining that he put unique slogans on jumpsuits for his own pleasure. "It became a theme where I was more excited about this than the actual show."
Andre even went on to admit that he felt bad for the fans as the duo's performances were below average. "I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again," he said. "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 sellout, honestly."
To address this situation, the 'Semi Pro' actor put a tag sign on each jumpsuit that read "SOLD" as a nod to the fans.
"So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it," he told the mag. "I'm 39, I got a 17-year-old kid, and I got to support certain things. And my partner Big Boi is like, 'This is a great thing for all of us.'" He added. "So I felt like there was a certain sell-out in a way, because I didn't want 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."