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Top 10 Outkast facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Rosa Parks sued Outkast for defamation for using her name in a song title. Outkast eventually settled by creating educational programs on Parks' impact on America

  2. Big Boi from OutKast, as a child, would throw candy parties where he'd charge kids to come to his house and eat candy all day. He would DJ it.

  3. While André 3000 from OutKast was a vegan for fifteen years, he recently gave it up, saying "Socially it became horrible. I was kind of just sitting at home eating a salad."

  4. Andre 3000 recorded all the vocals for the hit Outkast song "Hey Ya!" Off the top of his head. He also recorded 30-40 takes of each line. His recording engineer said that there about 20 different versions of the song recorded during their sessions together.

  5. Polaroid warned not to shake a Polaroid picture like a Polaroid picture thanks to the Outkast song because it would damage the image.

  6. Rosa Parks sued OutKast for their song based on her.

  7. In 2004 Polaroid released a warning to the public to not "shake it like a polaroid picture." as copying the Outkast song might damage the photo. Shaking polaroids has been unnecessary since 1972 when the SX-70 did away with the need for peel-apart film. Few cameras still use the technology.

  8. Big Boi of Outkast was arrested leaving a cruise ship for possession of ecstacy and Viagra. After his release, he tweeted, “Shiiiiit they said it was the Love Boat."

  9. Rosa Parks sued Outkast for using her name as the title for their song "Rosa Parks" from their Aquemini album

  10. After OutKast sang “Shake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released a statement that said, “Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.”

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After OutKast sang “Shake it like a Polaroid picture” in the hit song "Hey Ya", Polaroid released a statement that said, “Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.”

OutKast is an acronym meaning "Operating Under The Krooked American System Too long"

Big Boi (from Outkast) has run a dog breeding business and kennel with his brother for the past 20 years

The rap group Outkast named their second album "ATLiens" because back in 1996 there weren't many rappers coming out of the Southern United States so they were the "ATLiens"

Cee-lo Green was almost a third member of Outkast

During the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Lil' Romeo won Best Rap Artist of the Year over Outkast and Best Rap Single of the Year over "Ms. Jackson"

Three artists account for more than half of the Best Rap Album Grammy Award winners: Eminem, Kanye West, and Outkast.

The music video for OutKast's 'Hey Ya!' mimics that of The Beatles 1968' performance of 'Hey Jude' on The Ed Sullivan Show

The rapper Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group OutKast drew the cover for their third album 'Aquemini' in 1998

Outkast's "Ms. Jackson" is about Andre 3000's relationship with Erykah Badu and the disapproval of Ms. Jackson, her mother.

I wasn't racist; all band members in OutKast's Hey Ya! music video didn't just look alike, they were all the same person...

The music video for OutKast's 'Hey Ya!' mimics that of The Beatles 1964' performance of 'Hey Jude' on The Ed Sullivan Show

There is a petition to add Outkast to the Stone Mountain carving.

Rosa Parks sued Outkast for the illegal use of her name as a 1998 song title.(credit to @onlyhiphopfacts on Twitter)

"Hootie Hoo" from the Outkast song Slump" originally came from the Andy Griffith Show

In 2012, a white woman approached Big Boi, a member of the hiphop group Outkast, at an airport and congratulated him on "his win last night" (referring to Barack Obama winning re-election), to which Big Boi responded, "Bitch, I voted for Gary Johnson."

Fter OutKast released "Hey Ya", Polaroid issued a statement warning users not to "shake it", since modern Polaroid pictures dry behind a layer of clear plastic without touching the air, and shaking might damage the photo.

due to the popularity of the song “Hey Ya” by OutKast, specifically the line “shake it like a Polaroid picture,” the Polaroid company had to issue a statement informing consumers that shaking the Polaroid picture will not assist in developing the photo and can actually ruin it.

Kenny G (yeah, the saxophone guy) did a cover version of Outkast's "The Way You Move"...and it's not bad.

In 1999 the band Outkast was sued by Rosa Parks

On Casey Kasem's first "American Top 40" broadcast, "Mama Told Me Not to Come" by Three Dog Night was number #1. On Kasem's last, it was "Hey Ya" by Outkast

..Outkast's song "Ms. Jackson" is about Andre 3000's breakup with singer Erykah Badu.

Andre 3000 played each of the 8 band members in OutKast the video 'Hey Ya!'

Andre 3000 of Outkast was vegan but recently gave it up because he became an outcast socially: "I was a hardcore vegan for fifteen years. I've even done raw. But socially it became horrible. I was kind of just sitting at home eating a salad. You become mean. That's not good for you."

Due to OutKast’s line “shake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released an official statement warning users against shaking a Polaroid. Polaroid stated “shaking or waving can actually damage the image” and can cause “blobs in the picture.”