When André 3000 appeared on "The Ends," the opening track from Travis Scott's just released Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, the world freaked out, but it turns out the verse was more of a pleasant surprise for Scott.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Scott said that his plan was to have André involved in a different capacity: "Well, I was gonna have [André 3000] narrate the album but he ended up doing a verse and I was surprised. I ain’t even know."
Scott also spoke about the inspiration behind the album title, saying that he felt that his creativity was being held back: "It all stemmed from me having that frustration of just like wanting to do creative shit and just not being able to do it. It took five months for my action figure to come out. It took eight months for the Hype Williams video to come out. I just felt like I was confined in a box. I couldn’t do shit I wanted to do to help forward pop culture and music."
Check out the rest of the interview here.