Andre 3000 Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, Is He Gay, Erykah Badu, Family and Wiki Bio

André 3000

André Benjamin Lauren, AKA André 3000, is a famous rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. His career began when they launched the hip-hop duo Outkast.

Even after being declared one of the greatest rappers of all time, André still suffered from anxiety and couldn’t release a new solo album. Although he still collaborates with different artists and makes new songs, he still considered retiring early and leaving the industry.

Aside from his involvement in the music industry, André also starred in All Is By My Side as Jimi Hendrix and other TV series in the past years. He is also popular for his animated series on Cartoon Network, Class of 3000, and started a clothing brand named Benjamin Bixby in 2008. André’s estimated net worth is about $35 million.

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André 3000 Wiki/ Biography

Young André 3000
Young André 3000

André Benjamin Lauren was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 27, 1975. He was the son of Sharon Benjamin, a real-estate salesperson, and Lawrence Harvey Walker, a collection agent. With an absent father, André’s mother had no choice but to stand up and raise him alone.

Young André and Sharon Benjamin
Young André and Sharon Benjamin

André often moved from place to place as a child. He lived in Georgia, East Point, and Bankhead, where he attended Sarah Smith Elementary School, Sutton Middle School, Northside High School, and Tri-Cities High School. As a Haitian-American, André’s ethnicity played a huge part in his music and inspired him since he was a kid.

Full Name/Real Name: André Benjamin Lauren
Nick Name/Stage Name: André 3000
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Birthday: May 27, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Net Worth: $35 million
Age(How Old): 48
Weight: 72 Kg
Height(How Tall): 5 ft 10 in
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Debut: Outkast Hip Hop Duo
Nationality: American
Religion:
Ethnicity: Haitian-American
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Profession: Rapper/ Songwriter/ Producer/ Actor
Social Media Accounts: Instagram: @andre3000

Twitter: @OutKastDre

 

 

Is He Gay?

The Rapper’s sexuality had been questioned for many years, as many people believed he was not being truly honest. Aside from his relationships with other celebrities, Andre 3000 has kept his personal life very secret, leading to people with more questions.

At Tretorn’s Fall Campaign
At Tretorn’s Fall Campaign

This issue was finally answered in an interview, where Andre clarified that he is, in fact, not gay. He said that because he is a man who loves fashion, people assume he’s gay. Also, he likes keeping his romantic affairs private so people will focus on his craft. His privacy allows him to have a life outside of his public image and has nothing to do with his sexuality.

Wife, Children, And Relationships

Andre 3000 dating life has been controversial since the beginning of his career. He had numerous girlfriends and rumored partners, both celebrity and non-showbiz, that kept the public’s interest in his dating life. But the most talked about relationship he had was with the singer Keisha Epps.

Keisha Epps
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 21: Keisha Spivey Epps of Total arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” at Writers Guild of America, West on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Andre was in a relationship with Keisha (Privey) Epps around 1993. They met at the recording of his first album in outKast and had a serious relationship soon after. Andre also said that he had a severe depression and was celibate for a year after they split up.

Then Andre met Erykah Badu and had a relationship with her. But while in another relationship, Andre admitted that he was not truly over Keisha. He also said that some parts of his album, The Love Below, were based on the things he went through with Keisha and some other relationships he had.

Andre and Erykah on Mother’s Day
Andre and Erykah on Mother’s Day

Erykah Badu met Andre 3000 on a night out while working on her debut album. The two instantly clicked and got pregnant after two years of a relationship. But soon after they had their son Seven, things turned sour, and the couple broke up.

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Andre addressed their separation sometime in the early 2000s in the song “Ms. Jackson”. Erykah said she felt inspired after hearing it, as she always respected his honesty and feelings.

Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu with their son Seven
Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu with their son Seven

Although their relationship didn’t work out, Andre and Erykah made sure that their son Seven Benjamin was still getting the life that he deserved. They manage to co-parent their child, often go on vacation together, and do things as a family. They consider each other as their best friends, making a good example for Seven and their fellow parents who had the same fate.

Father Name Lawrence Harvey Walker
Mother Name Sharon Benjamin
Brother Name
Sister Name
Marital Status single
Relationships Keisha Epps, Vashtie Kola, Joi, Da Brat, Rezonda Thomas, Shannyn Sosamon, Erykah Badu
Children Seven Benjamin

Physical Appearance

Andre 3000 has a unique and distinct sense of fashion that frequently combines vivid colors, patterns, and eccentric clothing styles. Standing around 6 feet tall, he is famous for his long and lean frame. He often goes for a clean look to match his facial features and also has expressive eyes, a prominent nose, and a distinctive smile.

Andre showing off his style
Andre showing off his style

Throughout his career, Andre 3000’s hair has ranged from short-cut looks to longer, more expressive hairstyles. He has been photographed with his natural hair texture as well as many hair colors and styles, demonstrating his ingenuity and personality.

Career

Andre 3000 started his career when he decided to be part of the Outkast with his high school friend Antwan ” Big Boi ” Patton. After graduating from high school, the duo signed a contract with the LaFace label and released their debut, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik”.

Studio Album of OutKast
Studio Album of OutKast

Their first album went Platinum, and the duo was labeled Best New Rap Group Of The Year at the 1995 Source Awards. Since then, their success quickly escalated, as they became the face of early Hip Hop. They won several Grammy awards and experimented on their music throughout the years before they went separate ways and began solo careers.

Andre and Big Boi reunite at Coachella
Andre and Big Boi reunite at Coachella

Aside from being an excellent rapper, Andre is also a fashion icon. He loves to dress up and show his goofy personality through his looks and even started his brand in 2008 to showcase his love for fashion. Sadly, this venture was not successful, and Andre lost millions. He has not started a new fashion line since his first unsuccessful effort but is still very much involved in the fashion industry.

Where Is Andre 3000?

Andre has been traveling around the world and enjoying some time away from the public eye. He was recently spotted in Japan while playing his flute on May 25th, which became a huge deal for everyone since he had disappeared for a while.

But although Andre is away, Killer Mike confirms in an interview that the famous Rapper is preparing to release his solo album sometime this year. He added that in a couple of weeks, he would fly to where Andre was to listen to his album.

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Net Worth Summary

Andre 3000 has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of now. With all his achievements, it’s not a shock to know how much he earned in the past decades.

Aside from rapping, he gained millions through songwriting, production, and acting. But the exact amount of assets he has now is hidden from the public.

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