André 3000 Reportedly Charged $100K For Kesha Remix Verse

Producer Bangladesh said that the Outkast legend wasn’t even sure if he wanted to do the verse when he got paid a “football field” for it.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
André 3000 Reportedly Charged $100K For Kesha Remix Verse

Bangladesh just told a remarkable story about Kesha's remix for her track "Sleazy," which he worked on. However, the most surprising part about his tale was André 3000's involvement in the new version, with him getting paid a truckload for a verse he didn't even know if he wanted to do. In an interview with B High ATL, the producer said that fellow track producer Dr. Luke wanted him off the track because he didn't understand his verse. "Ain’t too many n***as can say they got a 3000 verse on their beat,” Bangladesh said. “He just a discreet n***a, exclusive a** n***a, but man, 3000 one of my favorite rappers. Outkast alone one of my favorite groups of all time, Fugees, Outkast, s**t like that. And for it to be a white girl that got Bangladesh and André 3000 on her s**t? That was dope.

"I was locked in with Dr. Luke," he continued. "Dr. Luke took a liking to me, f***ed with me, think I’m brilliant. Gave me the opportunity, cause Kesha requested me. I went out there, I made the beat right in front of them. I made the beat right in the studio and they got 3000 on it. She wanted 3000, she wanted Bangladesh and it came about.”

André 3000 Charged A "Football Field" For Kesha's "Sleazy" Remix

"Dr. Luke told me a story about the process of getting 3 Stacks on the beat," Bangladesh continued about André 3000. "N***a charged him a football field, that n***a charged him $100,000 for the verse, but still didn’t know if he wanted to do it So it ain’t even about money. He just wanna know if he could say something that’s real to him on this type of s**t. So he just kept giving him the runaround then he sent it to him last minute. Dr. Luke told me, ‘Man, I was gonna take it off because it was like, ‘What is he talking about?’ I’m not feeling it, like, what is he talking about?’

"I’m looking at this n-gga like, 'What did you just say?'" the producer concluded. "Like, what did you just say? It’s probably a cultural gap and he might not understand what he’s talking about cause he’s saying something real on such a commercial record. You have to really be from that to know what he saying and appreciate what he doing. But to say you’re gonna take him off of it after you gave him $100,000... I would never take 3000 off of anything." Regardless of your take on the verse's worth, let us know what you think about this tale in the comments. Also, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Bangladesh and André 3000.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.