In a recent interview with RapFix Live, Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley's Cee Lo Green opened up about Andre 3000's lengthy hiatus from music. The two have been friends since they were kids, and the recent death of the latter's mother and Cee Lo's grandmother has brought them closer together.

"I've known Dre since the third grade and it was just on my spirit really heavy to just reach out to him and speak to him... he just said he was bothered by this bar that had been set and maybe he wants to do something different, and he'll always be his worse competition, his worse critic and maybe he don't want to live up to what people think he should do," said Cee Lo. "He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and [had] just kind of been away from the game and didn't know if he could truly live up... ah, I just feel like I'm talking too much personal stuff. I hope he don't mind." 

Although BET executive Stephen Hill has tweeted about a new solo album from Andre 3000 in early 2014, the Atlanta emcee's reps have yet to officially confirm the project. Goodie Mob's Big Gipp is confidant we'll be hearing something soon, though. "I know he doin' somethin', that's ol' possum right there," he said. 

Cee Lo maintains the utmost faith in his childhood friend. "He's always been exceptional and ahead of his time anyway, so anything he decides to do, next year or the year after that, we'll still be catching [up] with what's on his mind." 

No doubt. Y'all looking forward to new music from Three Stacks?