Andre 3000 Says He's Not Retiring From Rap, Confirms No Beef With Big Boi
During a cover story for Billboard, Andre 3000 says he doesn't like to open up about his feelings about current events with the public. However, he says he recently felt guilty about that when he heard about Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri who was shot to death by a police officer.
"Honestly, I don’t have a big urge to voice [my feelings]," he says in the Lang Whitaker story. "But I do feel kind of guilty sometimes. Like when the whole Ferguson thing went down, we were actually in England, and buddies were telling me about it, like, ‘Aw, man, it’s horrible here.’ But I didn’t feel it; I only heard about it. So I felt like, ‘Am I out of touch?’"
Andre says he also feels uncomfortable when he goes out to enjoy the nightlife.
"People spend their whole night taking pictures of you, and you’re sitting there in your cage, with your banana," he says.
During the interview, Andre also confirmed that he has absolutely no plans for any OutKast music.
"There are no plans to do [an Outkast album]," he says. "It’s not like some people think: ‘They’re about to drop this album!’ We don’t have, like, one song. There’s no trickery or nothing like that."
Despite this, he says he is not retiring from Rap, according to Billboard. In the past, he's said he doesn't want to be a 40-year-old rapper. In this story, he clarifies: "To be clear, there’s no retirement.”
He also adds that there is no beef with Big Boi.
"It’s kind of like growing up in a house with your brother, people expecting y’all to live in the same room and have bunk beds forever,” he says. “And people try to read into it and say people are beefing. But it’s nothing like that, man. Big Boi will always be my brother and a really important part of my life."
The cover is below.