Andre 3000 has revealed that he never actually really, from the bottom of heart, truly wanted to do the Outkast Reunion Tour this summer, which took them to a lot of festivals including Isle of Wight's very own Bestival.

But yeah, Andre 3000 never wanted to do it. Why? His heart wasn't in it, obviously. Speaking to Nicolas Jaar in an interview for The Fader, this one half of Outkast poured home truths out like there was no tomorrow. It was to mark the beginning of Andre-3000-themed art show, i feel ya: SCAD + Andre 3000 Benjamin (SCAD is Savannah College of Art and Design), as part of which Mr. 3000 showed off 47 jumpsuits he wore for each 47 of the shows he performed as Outkast over Summer 2014.

As you can see in the above image, each one featured a unique slogan, like the one above "my dad had cool albums" and "across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?" and "i've never been to afrika" amongst other more bizarre statements. Each one also features a giant tag with the words "SOLD OUT" emblazoned thereon. It seems this was his way of making the process of selling out, something he fully admits to, more bearable – more fun.

"I'm like, How am I gonna present these songs?" he explained. "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 [the jumpsuits] than the actual show. This is fun, running out in these."

Likening the experience to tweeting, which he doesn't do – nor does he Insta – he saw the fun side emerge quite quickly. "I live my life out on stage and everywhere else, I don't necessarily have to tweet it out. But I felt like it was cool that I could say crazy thoughts or fun stuff. And I think it actually gets more attention because it is what it is instead of tweeting it."

But the crux of the matter was the feeling behind it all:"I felt like a sell out, honestly. So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it."

He concluded: "It was a decision. I'm 39, I got a 17-year-old kid, and I gotta support certain things. And my partner Big Boi is like, 'This is a great thing for all of us.' So I felt like there was a certain sell-out in a way, because I didn't wanna do it—I knew I was doing it for a reason. So maybe if I'm telling people, 'I am selling out,' then it's not as bad as pretending. It's being honest about it like, 'Shit, I did these songs when I was 17 and I'm out here pedaling them now.' But it's the honest thing, that's what it is."

Read the whole thing (interview) should you wish to do so here.

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