Anyone familiar with Big Boi's musical output over the past two decades — whether it be as one half of Outkast or as the Son of Chico Dusty — is probably aware that the man has quite the affinity for cars. More specifically, Cadillacs.
So it may come as a surprise to learn that, growing up, he had a bit of a problem passing his driver's license exam. It wasn't that his technique wasn't tight, it was that he got snagged on a technicality ... something he — rather embarrassingly — reveals on the next episode of MTV's "When I Was 17," airing Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
"When I was 17 years old, I went to go [take] my driver's license test," he laughed. "I was so worried about trying to parallel park. I was always trying to slide this way, slide that way. I'm so nervous about that, I get in the car, I'm driving and the man's like, 'Well, you did great and everything, you can parallel park, but you didn't put on your seatbelt, so you failed.' I was like, 'Damn.' "
Don't worry, we're sure Big passed eventually (or, at least, we hope he did). You can hear more of Big Boi's misadventures as a 17-year-old on the next episode of "When I Was 17" on MTV. "True Blood" star Rutina Wesley and Joey Lawrence (dude, he used to be on "Blossom"!) also show up to regale you with tales from their youth.
"When I Was 17" — this week featuring Big Boi, Rutina Wesley and Joey Lawrence — premieres Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV