Outkast Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


30th September 2014

Quote: "It is the coolest thing... Parents of all ages they'll up to me and say, 'My kids when they were, like, two or three would get in the car and they'd just be yelling and screaming and crying, and then I would just put on Hey Ya! and the kids would just sit there and just, like, get quiet'... To me, that's the best accomplishment of my career." Outkast star Andre 3000 is a hero among parents thanks to his ultra-catchy 2003 hit.


25th September 2014

Quote: "One of the biggest things that kills me is when people try to put Big Boi down... The chemistry that made Outkast was the balance. And honestly, Big's a much sharper rapper than I am. If I was going to a battle, I'd definitely bet on him instead of me." Andre 3000 insists rap critics are wrong to dismiss his Outkast bandmate Big Boi's lyrical skills.


19th September 2014

Quote: "You can never say never, but we have no plans to tour again." Outkast star Andre 3000 reveals the funk act's current run of festival shows may be their last.


7th July 2014

Fact: Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock made a surprise appearance onstage at Wireless Festival in London on Sunday (06Jul14). The singers were part of a group of young women asked to dance behind Outkast star Andre 3000 during a rendition of 2003 hit Hey Ya!


18th June 2014

Fact: Outkast have added a second festival date in Atlanta, Georgia after their recently announced homecoming show sold out. The reunited hitmakers, who are currently touring festivals all over the world, revealed plans to headline a show at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park on 27 September (14) earlier this month (Jun14), and when that event sold out in hours, the duo added a second date the night before (26Sep14). Support artists for the new gig have yet to be announced, but the original show will also feature performances by Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino.


26th March 2014

Fact: Eminem and Outkast have been confirmed as the headliners for the 10th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois in August (14). Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Calvin Harris and Skrillex will also perform during the three-day event, which was founded by Jane's Addiction rocker Perry Farrell.


18th February 2014

Fact: Drake has recruited reformed duo Outkast to headline his fifth OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada in August (14). The Ms. Jackson hitmakers are planning to mark their comeback by performing at 40 festivals in 2014.


2nd December 2013

Fact: Rapper Big Boi has thrilled Outkast fans buy posting photos of himself and bandmate Andre 3000 hanging out in Atlanta, Georgia on his Instagram and Tumblr pages. The funk and hip-hop duo has been on hiatus since 2007, following the release of their Idlewild film soundtrack, but reports suggest Outkast will regroup onstage at the Coachella festival in California next year (14).


18th January 2012

Fact: Outkast hitmaker Andre 3000 has signed on to star opposite actors Adrien Brody and Gael Garcia Bernal in a new advertising campaign for men's personal grooming company Gillette. The trio will front the release of the brand's latest facial hair styling tool Fusion ProGlide Styler.


29th April 2011

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi and Modest Mouse have teamed up for a new studio project.


15th March 2011

Fact: Funk duo Outkast once turned down a lucrative deal to let America's Dairy Council use their music for a 'Got Milk' commercial, because vegan singer Andre 3000 doesn't drink milk.


20th January 2011

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi has been appointed as the new spokesman for premium Canadian whiskey, Crown Royal. The rapper will front the brand's new 90 proof Black range, which is sold in a limited edition bag specially designed by Big Boi himself.


17th November 2010

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi and Cee-Lo Green are teaming up to tour the U.S. in 2011. The hip-hop stars will hit the road for the Georgia Power Tour. Dates are currently being worked out.


23rd June 2010

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi has a pet shark called Billy Ocean.


12th November 2008

Fact: Outkast rapper BIG BOI has landed a guest appearance on hit U.S. TV show LAW + ORDER: SVU. The episode featuring his cameo role will air next week (18Nov08).


17th September 2008

Quote: "I'm not totally vegan. I still eat honey and wear leather." Outkast star Andre 3000.


11th April 2008

Quote: "It's very moving, sophisticated, elegant but, at the same time, it will tear your back off." Outkast star ANTWAN 'BIG BOI' PATTON has high hopes for his new ballet score, which debuts as part of an Atlanta Ballet spectacular in Georgia on Thursday night (10Apr08).


29th February 2008

Fact: Outkast star Andre 3000 has teamed up with R+B singer John Legend on a new song tentatively titled GREEN LIGHT. Andre 3000 describes the tune as "a lot more upbeat" than Legend's back catalogue.


20th February 2008

Quote: "I haven't taken a vacation in 10 years. You've gotta work while it's hot." Outkast star Andre 3000 doesn't take time off.


11th December 2007

Fact: Outkast star BIG BOI will ring in the New Year (08) in style - he'll release the first single from his debut solo album at midnight on New Year's Eve (31Dec07).


16th October 2007

Fact: Outkast star BIG BOI and Will Smith are to collaborate on a new TV sitcom called UNCLE RUDY.


19th March 2007

Fact: Outkast star BIG BOI has sold pedigree pitbull terriers he breeds at his Pitfall Kennels to Usher, Serena Williams, 50 Cent and boxer ROY JONES JR.


23rd December 2006

Quote: "I want four Percheron horses, a Helio phone so I can access my MySpace at all times, a farm, a bowling alley and some candles." Outkast star BIG BOI reveals his Christmas wish list.


13th September 2006

Quote: "I'm thinking about moving to Australia and growing some kangaroos." Outkast star Andre 3000 on his 'farming' plans.


24th August 2006

Quote: "I wouldn't have written HEY YA! if it weren't for The Hives." Outkast star Andre 3000 admits his biggest hit was inspired by a Hives show he saw in New York.


24th August 2006

Fact: Outkast star Andre 3000 is taking saxophone lessons from FISHBONE's ANGELO MOORE.


23rd August 2006

Quote: "It's more Purple Rain than SINGIN' IN THE RAIN." Outkast's Andre 3000 describes his new film IDLEWILD.


23rd August 2006

Fact: The stars of Outkast's new movie Idlewild arrived at the period film's New York premiere in style on Monday night (21AUG06) - in 1930s classic cars. Liza Minnelli and Patti Labelle were among the special guests at the screening.


28th July 2006

Quote: "I've been doing absinthe and I feel great. I can't wait to get on the big-**s ferris wheel." Outkast star Andre 3000 was excited to launch his new album at the London Eye landmark in the British capital on Wednesday (26JUL06).


5th June 2006

Fact: Outkast associate and rapper Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, MR BROWN in September (06). The first single, MARGARITA, features OutKast member Big Boi and singer/producer Pharrell Williams.


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