Big Boi is currently out there promoting his upcoming, solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, during which, he’s fielded questions about the status of Outkast.
During a sit-down with Hot 97’s Cipha, Rosenberg & Kfoxx, the Atlanta hip-hop star takes a trip down memory lane a bit to talk about the evolution of Outkast… and how he and Andre 3000 have gone their separate ways over the last several years.
In fact, his partner, Andre 3000, apologized to him on T.I.’s single, “Sorry,” apologizing to Big Boi for “f***ing up the tour.” Big, however, says there’s no hard feelings… and instead, has focused on his own projects.
“I don’t really get it. Awkward… I don’t get it. I don’t know, I gotta ask him,” Big Boi said, before saying he didn’t feel an apology was even needed.
“He’s apologizing for being awkward at shows? Nah, apologize for turning down a million dollars a night,” he continued. “He didn’t want to perform no more, but that’s all understandable. I just kept on pushing. Kept on going. To me, the whole thing about the performance thing is, I know fans want to see us do the songs together. But, I never stopped touring. I’m on my second solo record.”
As far as rumored tension, Big Boi makes it clear that he was always Andre’s biggest supporter, not matter how wild his style had gotten.
“I was supportive. At first, when he started doing it, I was like, whatever whatever. We both had our own style. But then, when we did things like Chris Rock, he had on a diaper. I was the main supporter,” he said.
Will there be a Outkast reunion album? Big Boi says he’s with it. “It’s whatever man. If Dre’s ready to do it and I’m not on tour all around the world, let’s go, for sure.”
Big Boi’s forthcoming album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, is now due out December 11. The project is expected to feature guest appearances from Game, Lil Wayne, and Bruno Mars.