Garbage singer Shirley Manson posted a diary update on the band’s official website on August 30th. She writes, “I’m watching the MTV VMA’s and I’m completely baffled and bemused by some of the rather bouffant and conservative hairdo’s that are being rocked.What the ****?!??! Thank god for Outkast and their greatness and P. Diddy for at least trying to encourage people to utilize their vote when he got a hit on the mic. At least it made one less person thanking God Almighty for exhalting them above all others. Eeeewphfffff… It’s enough to make me want to puke. Do you honestly think GOD is busy selecting one person above all others to catapault into celebrity status? That hypothetically, maybe GOD looked down into Louisiana and thought to itself ‘Well blow me! There’s a nice wee blonde lassie down there who’s really very wholesome and cute. So maybe she’s NOT the very best singer in the world but oh boy she has a cute pair of hooters and I fancy her real bad so I’m gonna make her a star.’ I mean… Give me a ****ing BREAK people.”
Outkast took home ‘Video Of The Year’ for ‘Hey Ya’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami on Sunday night. Big Boi said upon accepting the award: “First ever all, I want to thank Jesus Christ, my personal lord and savior for havin us all here safely tonight. I wanna give a shout out to my momma in the audience, [daughter] Jordan, [sons] Bamboo, Cross, MTV, all the fans around the world. We you love all.”
Outkast took home ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ for ‘Hey Ya’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami on Sunday night. Andre 3000 said upon accepting the award: “Thank you, thank you. We really appreciate it. We had a great time doing these videos. Director Bryan Barber, we had a great time coming up with the concepts of this video. Thank you, MTV. Thank all of the Outkast fans. ( Cheering ) Sam Lecer, Chris Chambers, Family Tree, Barry Wyke, Big Boi, most definitely. Yup, yup, once again, once again we are going to take this right here for all our fans. We love all, y’all, peace.”
The New York Daily News reports that though reports say Andre 3000 would be at the GOP’s opening bash at the Roseland on Sunday, the rapper and fellow Outkast member Big Boi are also scheduled to host a party for the Cognac Navan in Miami. “I can confirm 100% that both members of Outkast will be hosting the Navan launch party in Miami this Sunday night,” said Navan spokesman Kiwan Anderson. “Besides, Andre 3000 is actually a registered Democrat and he attended the Democratic National Convention last month.”
MTV News has details on Outkast’s plans for their next video for ‘Prototype’, which the group plans to shoot next weekend, with Andre 3000 sitting in the director’s chair. “If M. Night Shyamalan [writer/director of ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘The Village’] had a wife who wrote romance novels, this would be it,” Andre’s treatment reads. “I’d like to make a love video that is as hauntingly beautiful as the track itself. So rather than try to tell some disingenuous love story about an ordinary man and woman, I’d like, instead, to set our narrative in a tableau of magic realism.” Read more.
The Glasgow Daily Record reports Mike Skinner says he may collaborate with Outkast. The Streets rapper said, “Outkast’s Andre 3000 left a message for me but I was up to my ears in stuff at the time and I’d want to take any collaboration between us seriously. I also got Coldplay’s Chris Martin to sing on the new album but his record company wouldn’t allow it in the end.”
Outkast, Killer Mike, and Farnsworth Bentley were photographed arriving for a taping of ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday (May 20) at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Jim Caviezel, Halle Berry and Hugh “Van Helsing” Jackman are just a few of the famous faces making this year’s list of People magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World.’ Also on the list was Outkast’s Andre 3000. “He puts it out there and has fun shaking it and, you know, he’s absolutely beautiful,” People’s Associate Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Julie Jordan told ‘Extra’. Watch the report here.