Big Boi Said Outkast Passed On Performing At The Super Bowl

“We look at it now and we laugh.”

Big Boi Said Outkast Passed On Performing At The Super Bowl AFP / Getty Images

Big Boi stopped by The Dan LeBatard Show on ESPN today. The rapper's conversation with his host took a surprising turn when he mentioned that Outkast was once invited to play the Super Bowl halftime show.

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"We was supposed to perform at the Super Bowl," the MC explained. "We had two songs: 'The Way You Move' and 'Hey Ya.' Dre didn't want to split the songs up, he didn't want to cut the songs, so he was like, 'nah, can't do it'... He wanted to perform both songs in full and they didn't give us enough time to do it, so we passed."

Big Boi said he put "a lot" of pressure on his partner-in-rhyme, but Dre did not change his mind. "We look at it now and we laugh," Big Boi added. "Hopefully they'll invite us back." (Representatives for Big Boi and the NFL did not immediately return a request for comment.)

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Big Boi Said Outkast Passed On Performing At The Super Bowl