One of the biggest stories of 2014 was the return of Outkast, as the duo reunited to do a number of festival dates in the summer. In an interview with The Fader, Andre 3000 spoke candidly about his conflicted thoughts regarding the tour, saying that he felt like a "sell-out."
While explaining the purpose of the jumpsuits he wore during the performances, Andre explains that the messages were cathartic to him in getting through the performances. "I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again," he told interviewer Nicholas Jaar, adding that he felt that Outkast fans would see the tour as nothing but a money grab. He continues by saying that the jumpsuits, which are on display this weekend during Miami's "Art Basel" event, were his way of being "in on the joke."
Andre goes further by adding that he actually didn't want to do the reunion tour at all: "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. 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."
Known for being reclusive since the group's hiatus after their critically acclaimed Speakerboxx/The Love Below album, Andre's comments have seemingly put an end to any more reunions between he and Big Boi.
[via The Fader]