André 3000 Says Pimp C Was Upset About His ‘Int’l Players Anthem’ Verse

During a recent appearance on the Uninterrupted’s The Shop, Andre 3000 recalled the time UGK‘s Pimp C got upset about the verse Stacks turned in.

In a clip of the episode which premieres this Thursday, July 11 at 12 p.m. ET on The Shop’s YouTube channel, he had this to say after LeBron pointed out Draymond Green and his wife played “Int’l Players Anthem” during their entrance:

“Rest in peace Pimp, but I got a story about that. Pimp was so mad at me because they sent the beat and I wrote my verse, put my words down and I took the beat out for me to rap. When I sent it back to them, Pimp was like, ‘Man, f—k this muthaf—a, man! This n—a gon’ gotdamn take my beat out! Like, who the f—k he think he is?!’ So he was really mad at the choice that I had made to take the beat. I don’t know if it was Bun or somebody, they were like, ‘Nah, but you don’t understand, when that beat drop, though, it sets it off.’ So it’s almost like a set-up. So it worked, and once he got that, he was like, ‘Okay, okay.’ But he was so mad at me.”

Back in 2016, during an appearance on the podcast A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, veteran A&R Jeff Sledge told a similar story about Pimp’s reaction to André taking the drums out:

“When André sent his piece back and had no drums, Chad was pissed off. He was like, ‘Man, f—k André, man! How the f—k is he gonna send my sh—t back and take my drums out? I’m muthaf—in’ Pimp C, f—k that.’ He was up at the office going off about André taking the drums out. André had a thing — and even if you listen to André’s stuff now — he doesn’t really like drums under his stuff much because he wants people to hear what he’s saying. I was like, ‘Chad, hold up fam. Let’s rock it like that because when André doing a capella and then when the beat drops, that’s when your verse drops. And then your verse is gonna lift the record up because now the beat is rockin’ and your verse is kickin’.’ And he’s like, ‘Alright, Jeff. I’m gonna give it a shot. If it f—ks up, it’s on you.’”

This particular episode will also include guests Sexyy Red, fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester and comedian/actress Jiaoying Summers.