Andrea K. Walker of the Baltimore Sun profiled how Polaroid landed a bunch of free exposure when Outkast included the catch phrase “Shake it like a Polaroid picture” in their mega-hit ‘Hey Ya’. “We certainly have enjoyed the publicity,” Polaroid spokesman Skip Colcord said. “We’re very thankful for the different brand exposure the song has given us.” Read more.
The Sun reports Outkast are being pursued to play Glastonbury this year, with at least Big Boi poised to be on the bill. Outkast’s other half Andre 3000 has asked for passes so he can watch. Organizers are hoping the pair will do a set together. “Andre’s concentrating on his film career while Boi tours,” a source explained. “But there is a very real chance they will do a show together at Glastonbury.”
50 Cent, Big Brovaz, Black Eyed Peas, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Outkast, and Pharrell Williams were on hand at The Brit Awards in London at Earls Court on Tuesday (February 17). Check out pictures from WireImage.
MTV News reports that for their new video ‘Roses’, Outkast will square off in a retelling of ‘West Side Story’. Andre 3000’s gang ‘The Love Below’ will battle with Big Boi’s ‘Speakerboxxx’ crew over a girl named Caroline. View photos and read more here.
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “CBS has apologized to Native Americans for the Grammy Award performance where Outkast wore feathers and war paint and they promised to the Indians they would never do it again. And if there is one thing Native Americans can take to the bank, it’s a promise from the white man. They can take that to the bank.”
Sara Cox of Radio 1 managed to catch up with OutKast’s Andre 3000 on his way to the Brit Awards and thought he might have been in a stretch limo with “naked girls and champagne”, but it was a Range Rover truck as Andre admitted “nah, we don’t like that type of stuff.” Read more on what Andre had to say here.
OutKast performed at the ‘Sprite NBA Celebration’ for TNT 2004 NBA All-Star week on Tuesday (February 10) at Magic Johnson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Associated Press reports CBS apologized Friday to American Indians angered by OutKast’s Grammy Awards performance, which featured feathers and war paint. “We are very sorry if anyone was offended,” said Nancy Carr, a CBS spokeswoman in Los Angeles. “I like OutKast. I like their music,” said Tom Bee, an Albuquerque record producer and musician, who was nominated for the Native American music Grammy. “But I thought the show was not correct. It was degrading.”