Why did Outkast break up?
But just why did outkast break up?
If you’ve been a fan of 90s hip hop, you probably stumbled more than once across Outkast. After all, they dominated the scene around those times. However, at the peak of their career, the two members suddenly stopped making music altogether – 2006 being the year when they released their last new materials.
Because of this, although still hopeful, most of the fans concluded that the band would no longer release any music together. But what actually happened? Well, there are a lot of rumors about that. The nicest way that Big Boi and Andre 3000 put it is that they didn’t break up, they just began doing different things.
Fans speculate that both of them simply do not want to admit that they grew out of this collaboration. They are still making music – but not together. At some point, rumors had it that Andre 3000 began feeling superior, believing that he was better than Big Boi.
Big Boi, on the other hand, began feeling quite frustrated with Andre’s negativity and disconnection from their band. Reports have it that Andre backed out entirely from Big Boi, not wanting anything to do with the band. Andre began doing more and more solo projects, and following their featured movie “Idlewild,” the band began to dissociate.
In 2014, Outkast started a summer tour in order to celebrate 20 years since their debut. However, the performance at Coachella had the fans giving mixed reviews, with Andre and Big Boi having some awkward moments on the stage. In a report for the New York Times, Andre said that he was done and that he was moving out of music, film, and life.
It’s safe to say that Outkast did not grow out of music; they just grew out of the collaboration they had. Perhaps they were no longer getting along, or perhaps they wanted different things. With that in mind, fans don’t believe they’ll be seeing any new materials from them in the future.