According to DJ Cutmaster Swiff, Prince called Andre 3000 after Outkast did the first weekend of Coachella.
Months after Outkast headlined Coachella in 2014, Andre 3000 spoke about the duo’s first weekend performance and how rusty he felt the show was. Well, turns out that the late Prince had a hand in helping him get ready for their second weekend performance.
Cutmaster Swiff, Outkast’s DJ, recently spoke with Revolt TV about how 3000 was nervous about the duo’s return to the big stage.
“Coachella was the one festival we never did as Outkast or as headliners. Dre was nervous about it because he hadn’t been on stage [in a while], so he felt rusty,” Swiff said, before adding that the group had rehearsed a lot prior to their Coachella debut. “…After that first performance and the reviews came out, Dre was feeling kinda crazy because he was like, ‘I didn’t want to wear the wig or the outfit.’ I was like, ‘Nigga, that’s what they want to see.’”
According to Swiff, 3000 then received a call from Prince, who gave him advice for his next Coachella performance that following weekend.
When 3000 had spoken out on Outkast’s first Coachella performance, he noted that Prince was present during the show, and how that added to the nervousness he was already feeling.