Quick Quotes: Andre 3000 Talks To ‘Fader’ Magazine, Explains OutKast’s Future

andre1 Quick Quotes: Andre 3000 Talks To Fader Magazine, Explains OutKasts Future

Andre 3000 isn’t connected at the hip with fans via social networking. So for the most part we don’t know what exactly is going on inside that head of his until he grants us access.

Speaking with The Fader, he explained why he was a no-show in Beyonce’s “Party” video, artists who inspire him, supporting Chris Brown and the future of an OutKast album.

On his decision to not appear in any music videos for collaborations:

So, you know, when I would talk to these artists and we’d agree that we’d do these songs, we would all be in agreement that it was just vocals. There was no visual or anything. Every artist I work with from Beyonce, from Young Jeezy and Jay-Z, from BoB, it was all understood before my first rhyme was written that there was going to be no videos. And I always felt like—you know, I haven’t been in even in a video with Big Boi—it’s kind of disrespectful of me if I can just jump in a video with a new artist and I haven’t even jumped in the video with my own partner. So I always said, I’m not going to fully jump back into it until I really do it. I’m not going to play around. If it’s not my project or an Outkast thing, or you know, if I’m supporting Big Boi, then it just didn’t make sense for me. It just didn’t feel right doing it. So it’s a loyalty to myself and trying to make sure I really wanted to be in the business again.

Working with Chris Brown:

Of course I love the beat, but at that time a lot of people were on Chris Brown as a human being. And I know he’d gone through his troubles or whatever and I just was like—I just wanted to stand by him and be like, Hey, you know, you can’t really charge a man forever and condemn a man forever. So it’s really just like a support thing. I thought it was a cool thing to do.

andre2 Quick Quotes: Andre 3000 Talks To Fader Magazine, Explains OutKasts Future

The future of an OutKast album:

No, there are not any plans right now. We’re not on the roster or on a schedule with a label to put out an Outkast album. I can’t say if or when we will, but I’m going to be in Outkast forever in some kind of way . . . There’s no plans for an Outkast album right now. Next year will be 20 years as Outkast, which is—I’m still amazed at it. I’m happy that we’ve been around that long. Happy that we have people that still care about Outkast . . . If we do another Outkast album one day, I would be super happy. Because I’ll know that the vibe is right, and we’ll put our all into it. But if we never do another Outkast album, you know, I won’t be sad because we’ve been blessed. We’ve been around.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/plentyg00d84 Lashawna

    Outkast will alwyas live in my heart. They are the best! I miss them and hope and pray that they will come together again and make that southernplayalisticcadillacmucsik again! A-town down! my hometown brought the best and will alwyas be the best next to 8ball n MJG for me!

  • http://www.twitter.com/SpaceshipB SpaceshipB

    i phuckin Love him

  • http://www.twitter.com/CatNewman79 Cat

    Definition of SWAG

  • http://www.twitter.com/iamnotablogger Marissa

    I feel like if he were anyone else I’d be side eying that entire explanation about the videos.
    But…it’s 3000 so he can say WHATEVER he wants and I’m just nodding and smiling like a schoolgirl with a crush.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/IWFSOIT7NXC7FTDQOMKQOOH3OY Francis Jones

    No more Outkast albums?! *slashes wrists*

  • MissLadyD

    Guess I’ll just be happy that I got to see him in those razor commercials “sigh”

  • MissLadyD

     trying to make sure I really wanted to be in the business again” So he may just leave the business alone altogether : <

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/IWFSOIT7NXC7FTDQOMKQOOH3OY Francis Jones

    No more Outkast albums!? *slashes wrists*

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HTG5GUXXTELNZRLIVRNNT4WWIE Player Hater

    What he realy meant” They didn’t pay me enough to be pimpin me out in the video”  NO 2-1 deal.

  • mook

    first he says Outkast is droppin’ another album now he’s backtrackin’. smdh

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PVGE57G3MAA24YX3F6S4YGKB3I Micron

    So he’s basically saying fuck y’all when I do a video, I’m only doing it with Big Boi.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OGKTIPFYCQDPD43LLTGWHFFZL4 Kimmy Kimmy

    Andre 3000,

    Please sit on my face.  Thanks!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/T7TJYB53SBKBZE7ADYMUHH7RNY BoSoxQT- Kat Stacks’ English teacher

    I finally saw his commercial with Adrian and Gael the other night. Yes GAWD. 

  • Allie

    I love him.  #thatisall.