Technically all we have is a tweet as the source of this news, but damn it I’ll take it!
As of late, the only entertainment news we were getting about the OutKast rapper was in regards to the Jimi Hendrix movie that he’s starring in called All Is By My Side.
That all changed recently when BET Executive Stephen Hill managed to catch up with Andre in Washington, D.C., backstage at Lil Wayne’s America’s Most Wanted Tour.
He asked the actor/rapper about his upcoming movie, and that’s when “3 Stacks” revealed his plans to drop a solo album the beginning of the new year.
The BET Executive went to this Twitter to share the news:
Me: hey what's up? You got the movie coming,right? Andre 3000: yeah…and I got a solo album coming top of the year. Me:*droptofloor*
— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 3, 2013
Unfortunately there’s been no confirmation from Andre’s camp for the solo album. His reps even denied the news via Billboard stating:
“There is no official confirmation on that report.”
Notice how his reps only deny an official confirmation, not the album or plans to release one. Sneaky bastards!
However fellow rapper and long time friend, Cee-Lo, also weighed in on the possibility of Andre releasing a solo album and shared some insight as well.
“He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and just kind of been away from the game and didn’t know if he could truly live up…”
I hope whatever “stage fright” Andre has he can overcome it, because it’s been almost a decade since SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below dropped, and his recent little features are not going to cut it!
I need me some Andre 3000 music NOW!