Rapper Andre 3000 said he felt like a "sell-out" when he did the Outkast reunion tour with Big Boi, according to Rolling Stone.
The rapper, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, spoke to Nicolas Jaar for The Fader about the series of shows and revealed he wasn't happy about the experience.
"I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again," he said. "I felt like people would be like, 'Y'all are doing all these festivals, y'all are just doing it for money' And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it."
Benjamin said he was not comfortable being on stage without new material and doing old songs did not excite him at all.
As a way to help make himself feel better about the experience, Benjamin wore jumpsuits with different statements on them, according to MTV.
"I'm like, 'How am I gonna present these songs? I dont' have nothing new to say,'" he explained. "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 than the actual show," he said about the jumpsuits.
He added, "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 peddling them now.' But it's the honest thing, that's what it is."
The controversial jumpsuits are currently on display at an art exhibit in Miami, according to Pitchfork. Benjamin teamed up with the Savannah College of Art and Design to showcase "fashion, film and painting" in the exhibit called "i feel ya." Along with Andre's jumpsuits are paintings by artist Jimmy O'Neal and a film by Greg Brunkalla.
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