Sorry, OutKast fans, Big Boi and Andre 3000 don't have immediate plans for a new album, but that doesn't mean that a follow-up to 2006's Idlewild won't ever happen. "Who knows, man, you never know, you never know," Big Boi tells ABC News Radio. "Whenever Dre say he wanna do it. You know, I'm just making music, pushin' on, fo' sho'."
Next week, Big Boi pushes on with the release of his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which features special guests, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Kelly Rowland, T.I. and Ludacris, among others. Unfortunately, Andre 3000 isn't part of the lineup, but it's not that Big Boi didn't extend an invite.
Big Boi joked to the Village Voice, "He could've been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherf**ker about five songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette s**t."
The wisecrack, which refers to Andre's gig as a spokesman for Gillette, was lost on some, who spun Big Boi's comments into reports about beef between the OutKast stars. Big Boi shut the rumors down though, tweeting, "The Gillete Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell, No Beef between me and Stacks. ..."
The truth is that the guys are still buddies, though they haven't done a song together since "Lookin' 4 Ya," from Big Boi's 2010 album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
More than 20 years after the then-high school students formed OutKast, the guys still hang out. Though it's "usually outside the studio," Big Boi tells ABC News Radio. "We're in a group but, like, the people in the public eye, they don't know, we go over each others' houses and our kids play together," Big Boi says. "Y'all don't get to see that part of it."
There's still time for an OutKast album to happen. Speaking for himself, Big Boi says he doesn't have plans to retire. "It's like the Rolling Stones, like, you know, you keep going like George Clinton. You tour, you keep touring, if you still love it, you do it," he tells ABC News Radio.
In addition to making more albums, Big Boi says he might "try to curve into movies," he says. "I like to score films and act in them, as well. So, I'll still be doing that."
And then, of course, there are Big Boi's non-music plans. "I'ma have me a farm and I'm gonna grow my own food and raise horses, definitely," reveals Big Boi, who explains that he worked with horses on the set of the 2007 movie Who's Your Caddy? In the film, Big Boi starred as a rap star vying for a spot in a stuffy country club.
"I had a polo team," he says, looking back at the role. "And it was pretty cool 'cause I've been, I mean I been raising dogs for, like, 20 years. Yeah, I'm a nature boy. I'm from the beach, you know. Savannah, Georgia. I'm a beach boy."
Big Boi's Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors arrives in stores on Tuesday.
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