The New York Times got the recluse rapper to open up which is rare for Andre to do.

In the interview, Andre told the publication that he doesn’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.

I remember, at like 25, saying, ‘I don’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.’ I’m 39 now, and I’m still standing by that. I’m such a fan that I don’t want to infiltrate it with old blood.

Andre also shared that landing the lead role in the Jimi Hendrix helped him fight depression.

Honestly, I needed it in my life, too. Hendrix kind of saved me. I was in a not-so-great space, just in a dark place every day. I needed something to focus on to get me out of my depression and rut. Sometimes, when you’re alone, you can let yourself go. I knew if I got on a train with a lot of different people, then I couldn’t let them down.

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