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“Too Many People Are Hating On You Right Now”: Moby Recounts Time Andre 3000 Turned Down A Collaboration

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Moby recounts the moment in his recently released memoir Then It Fell Apart.

Earlier this week, Moby was in headlines for claiming that he dated Natalie Portman in his new memoir Then It Fell Apart, the “second volume” of the series. Now, the dance music artist has revealed in his memoir that he once asked Outkast‘s Andre 3000 to collaborate on new music together, only for 3000 turn him down.

READ: Andre 3000 Doesn’t Think He’s The Best Rapper In Outkast

In a report from Pitchfork, Moby recalls how the moment took place at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The artist and animal rights activist approached Three Stacks and tried to hug him, after which the rapper “quickly stepped backward.” Moby then claimed he asked 3000 about collaborating, to which he replied, “Moby, you know I like you, but just too many people are hating on you right now.”

In another excerpt from the memoir, Moby claimed that he was in a relationship with a college-aged Natalie Portman. Portman, however, recently denied this in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.

“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,’ Portman said. “He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact checking from him or his publisher – it almost feels deliberate. That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me. It wasn’t the case. There are many factual errors and inventions. I would have liked him or his publisher to reach out to fact check.”

Source: Pitchfork

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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