Another stranger-than-fiction sighting.
André 3000 is quickly becoming the Bill Murray of hip-hop.
Like the Ghostbusting actor, his public appearances are sporadic and joy-inducing. And his latest sighing is par the course. On Friday, NPR producer, Antonia Cereijido, shared an account of her recent stop at LAX, where she heard someone playing the flute in her terminal. Lo and behold, the flutist in question was none other than the OutKast rapper (see below.)
I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000. And then it WAS André 3000!!! 😍😍😍😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tqQ4C8HBh1
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 14, 2019
She goes on to confirm that the instrument was, in fact, a double-flute. After a little digging, Cereijido learned that the whimsical woodwind was built by Guillermo Martinez, a California-based master craftsman that specializes in Native American instruments:
I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres's beautiful flute. It's a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://t.co/Jgb9lbGsqh pic.twitter.com/33PESaDu9C
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 15, 2019
Previously, sightings of the rapper had been relegated to Soho in New York City, where he reportedly lives. But, as one of rap’s most enigmatic sorts, there’s literally no telling where he’ll pop up next.
On to the next one, I suppose.