Wiz Khalifa is one of the many folks who can't wait for Outkast's upcoming reunion.
When news started to spread that the rap group would perform at the upcoming Hangout Music Festival in Alabama, lots of people were beyond thrilled. Since the younger generation didn't get a chance to see Outkast perform live back in the day, plenty of fans are jumping at the chance to attend the show.
One person who is clearly excited about the reunion is Wiz Khalifa. During a recent conversation with MTV News, the rapper said he was one of the fans that never had an opportunity to see them live. Considering he's sharing a bill with Outkast at the concert, chances are he won't miss out on the upcoming event.
"I never got a chance to see Outkast live, ever. It's real good to see those two working together, providing this experience for fans and people who have been wanting to see them for years and years and years. It was bound to happen," Wiz Khalifa told the news outlet.
The rapper said that he was introduced to their music by his mom. Since she played so much of their work, Wiz Khalifa said he never thought of Outkast as an old group.
"It wasn't like they were old to me, because they were hella relevant, but my mom loved Outkast as much as I did," he said. "It tripped me out because we shared that CD, we shared a lot of CDs, but that was one of her favorite ones," he added.
If you can't attend the Hangout Music Festival this year, then don't beat yourself up. Outkast is also slated to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The event will serve as the group's first performance since the release of Idlewild.
"Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast," André 3000 said in a recent statement on Facebook.
Big Boi added, "I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans -- stank you smelly much, this is for y'all!"
If Wiz Khalifa doesn't get enough Outkast during their appearance at the Hangout Music Festival, the rapper can catch them at other festivals during 2014. According to the group's official Facebook page, they will play a total of 40 different shows this year.
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