Moby Says Andre 3000 Turned Down Collaboration In 2002

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Famous musician Moby has been in the headlines lately over some comments he made in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, on actress Natalie Portman. He claimed to have dated Portman, to which she replied by denying the relationship completely. “I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school,” she said.

However, Moby also went on to reveal the time that Outkast’s Andre 3000 turned down a possible collaboration for some interesting reasons. In a recent excerpt published by Pitchfork, both Andre and Moby linked up backstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music. Moby had then gone in to hug the Outkast rapper, but said 3000 quickly stepped backwards. Moby went on to tell 3000 that he wanted to collaborate with him, quickly to be turned down when 3 Stacks said, “Moby, you know I like you, but just too many people are hating on you right now.”

Although Portman has already made a statement against Moby, it’s unlikely Andre will respond considering he stays off the media.

The book also includes anecdotes about The Strokes, Bon Jovi and other artists Moby has met across the years.

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