Big Boi appeared on today’s episode of ESPN’s “The Dan LeBatard Show,” where he asked Big Boi about the most memorable sports event he has ever played. After a seeing, Big Boi then talked about how OutKast were invited to play a the Super Bowl halftime show once but they turned down the chance because André 3000 didn’t agree to play anything but full songs. Listen to his comments here around the four-minute mark.
The songs they were to perform were “The Way You Move” and “Hey Ya!.”According to Big Boi, the organizers of the Bowl refused to give them enough time to perform both songs in full. Big Boi said,” [Andre] didn’t want to cut the songs, he wanted to do the full songs. He said, ‘Nah, can’t do it.'”
When Big Boi was asked if he tried to convince André to change his mind, Big Boi said: “A lot.” He also said they laughed about it recently. “Hopefully they invite us back,” he said.
Big Boi implies that they were asked to play the 2004 halftime show when the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” incident occurred during Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s performance.