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In a recent interview, Andre 3000 speaks on topics you would naturally think only you and a few others go through. He shows us how human and honest he is speaking on parenting, anxiety, stress from success, dropping out of school, and more.

Read a few thangs, I’m sure you can relate to one or two.

On Anxiety: 

“I was diagnosed with this social thing. I didn’t notice it until I became an entertainer. I don’t know if it’s the shock of all kind of people coming up to you, or the expectations, but I got to this place where it was hard for me to be in public without feeling watched or really nervous…Yeah, and it started to bleed over into my normal life. I’d just meet new people and I would freak out or have to leave. Before that album, I moved to California. It started a little bit before then, and I just chucked it off as Aw, yeah, man, I just need to take a break. And I started to notice it getting worse and worse. Because the more you run from it, the worse it gets. You don’t want to explain it, because you don’t want to be a weak link around your friends.”

HS Drop Out:

“Big Boi is smart as fuck. We went to the same high school. I dropped out in 11th grade. Big Boi graduated with honors. When you watch early OutKast videos, Big Boi’s the leader. He always had the confidence, where I was kind of like the shy one. Big Boi can rap better than me—I always said that. If somebody said, “Pick who you want from OutKast to go to battle with you,” it wouldn’t be me. ’Cause like, what I’ma do? Say some mind shit? You can’t have thoughts in a battle—nobody gives a shit about that.” – TJB

So who do you think has better bars? Andre or Big Boi

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