It's an open question why Andre 3000 has shied away from Outkast in recent years, but the enigmatic MC attempts to address his conspicuous absence on a forthcoming song with T.I. from Tip's Trouble Man album. On the unreleased track, "Sorry," Three Stacks reportedly apologizes to his partner Big Boi for being "awkward." In a recent interview with Hot 97, Big Boi, one of few people who have heard the song, said he didn't quite understand the sentiment.
"I don't really get it. Awkward... I don't get it," he said. When Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds suggested that Andre was referring to either his behavior at shows or refusal to tour, Big Boi said he could only understand the latter.
"He's apologizing for being awkward at shows? Apologize for turning down a million dollars a night," he said. "He didn't want to perform no more, but that's understandable."
As always, Big Boi said he held nothing against Three Stacks and has been happy moving forward with his own career.
"I just kept on pushing. Kept on going," he said. "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."
Fans can hear "Sorry" for themselves when T.I.'s Trouble Man drops December 18.
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