Andre 3000 Reveals He Lost The Confidence To Make Music

Published: Wednesday 18th Dec 2019 by David

Andre 3000 has revealed that he isn’t in a good place artistically.

His thoughts and feelings below…

In an interview with ‘Broken Record’ podcast he revealed that he has lost the confidence to create the kind of music he’d like to make.

I haven’t been making much music, man. My focus is not there, my confidence is not there.I haven’t been motivated to do a serious project. I’d like to, but it’s just not coming. In my own self, I’m tryna figure out where do I sit. I don’t even know what I am and maybe I’m nothing. Maybe I’m not supposed to be anything.I’m just trying to find out what makes me feel the best right now, and what makes me feel the best is when I just do these random kind of instrumental kind of things. They make me feel the most rebellious.

He admits that criticism of his recent material has set him back.

Any little thing I put out is instantly attacked, not in a good or bad way. People nitpick it with fine-tooth combs. ‘Oh, he said that word!’ And that’s not a great place to create from. And it makes you draw back and maybe I don’t have the confidence that I want or the space to experiment like I used to.


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  1. Star December 18, 2019

    The music business has become far too political & a lot of these new agendas by some of the wicked powers gendered a lot of the true artistry that is supposed to make music great!

    • Star December 18, 2019

      *powers that be

    • Gworl Bye December 18, 2019

      Totally agree.

  2. Perfection is so…mhph ?? December 18, 2019

    That’s sad, I feel HE actually is a true lyricist. Flow, imagination, infliction all truly affecting.

    • Fancy BISH December 18, 2019

      Yes! ?

  3. Fancy BISH December 18, 2019

    Well, Andre, you don’t have to put out another song because everything you have released is CLASSIC, highly influential and amazing! ❤️ I truly mean that! I own his whole catalog of music! I was just listening to Harry Style’s She, and I said this sounds like a song on The Love Below! ? My mom plays Player’s Ball around Christmas cause she loves the LaFace Christmas CD ? ? I hear your influence everywhere! I remember buying one of OutKast’s CD’s for $30 bucks at FYE! Now you know that’s love lol…a true artist, Grammy Album Of The Year winning, and real talent!

    • You Tried December 18, 2019

      So you’re an older commentator

      • Fancy BISH December 19, 2019

        Bish, I’m a FLAWLESS commentator lol ? I pride myself for being born at the right time! ?? You sound like your first album was Lil Pump…now you can skedaddle or learn about real artists, your choice boo…

    • Normani. December 19, 2019

      FYE was always so expensive!!! Not lil pump lol!!! we are lucky to experience those types of artist because now they are pretty non existant.

      • Fancy BISH December 19, 2019

        Yes, FYE is insane with their prices ? And I agree, we were so lucky that we got to purchase musical EXCELLENCE ???

  4. Interac December 18, 2019

    I think frank ocean should produce his next project.

    • Gworl Bye December 18, 2019

      LMAO that’s a joke, right?

      • Interac December 18, 2019

        Lmao! I know it wouldn’t be classic André but his verses on franks albums were ?. He should play with that sound a bit cause he definitely sounded inspired. That and some pharell.

  5. Reid December 18, 2019

    Andre is such a great person. His music will always stand the test of time. Loved his work on James Blake’s last record.

  6. Lol December 18, 2019

    He literally was just nominated for a Grammy for his song with Anderson paak and he’s talking about too much criticism?? People literally beg him for music. I’m convinced he’s suffering from depression because there’s no way he can feel this way. I’ve never heard a bad verse by him in my life. Because they don’t exist.

  7. Swirly December 18, 2019

    Andre is a REAL artist who only creates when inspired, and he clearly is not inspired at the moment. His interest doesn’t lie in dropping trendy, microwavable hits – but music from the heart. Let him be. When it’s time, it’s time and I’ll be greatly anticipating.

    • Keith December 18, 2019

      I agree with this but I’m also happy that he was honest enough to admit that he is struggling with creativity. That makes him seem more human. When the inspiration comes, it will come. In the meantime, we will deal…

  8. IHATe. Blaccvvv n whyttee December 18, 2019

    Maybe time to retire…if you lost confidence

  9. Are You Kidding Me? December 18, 2019


    This allegedly LEGENDARY rapper had THE NERVE to return to music a few years ago with KE$HA!


    So sick of Black people putting wack White people on!

    Usher with Justin Beiber
    T.I. with Iggy Azalea

    Put someone Black on and stop collaborating with people BENEATH you!

    • You Tried December 18, 2019

      Shut it loser!

  10. JD Sibanji June 11, 2020

    You’re still the GOAT with the Midas touch. We’re outchere hungry for whatever you serve!!!

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