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Goodie Mob appeared on MTV RapFix yesterday to promote their new LP, Age Against The Machine, but the conversation extended way past that. Since they’re the closest to Outkast, and namely André 3000, host Sway Calloway thought it appropriate to ask about the prolific MC’s rumored solo project.

Group member Big Gipp chimed in, saying Dre released a formal statement claiming the album talks were untrue.

“But one that we know about 3000, whenever somebody see him doing something and they run and tell the press, he’ll always say I ain’t doing it,” Gipp said, referencing the recent footage of his Dungeon Family brethren in the studio with Mike Will Made It.

On Outkast reuniting, Cee-Lo said he’s sat with Three Stacks to discuss the matter and to get a feel for where he’s at mentally. 3000’s reply may surprise you.

“He said he had a severe case of stage fright,” revealed Cee-Lo with respect to his friend’s privacy. “And just kind of being away from the game, [he] didn’t know if he could live up — I just feel like I’m talking so much personal stuff, I hope he don’t mind — but just really said he’s bothered by this bar that’s been set.”

Damn, who would have guessed.

According to the Gnarls Barkley frontman, André 3000 may want to do something different rather than live up to this legend fans have created. More importantly, the Outkast MC has also been coping with the untimely passing of his mother; Cee-Lo hopes this will inspire his partner in rhyme to get some things off of his chest, musically.

See Goodie Mob’s full sit down on RapFix below.

Photo: MTV