By Tamara Palmer
Andre 3000 is cutting it close to the edge in his latest work, appearing in a television commercial for Gillette Fusion electric razors. The OutKast rapper stars alongside actors Adrien Brody and Gael García Bernal in a campaign dubbed “Masters of Style.” Though he hasn’t been seen onscreen for a few years, Andre 3000 sports the same youthful glow with sparkling white teeth and immaculate facial hair in the commercial that’s made him a ladykiller for years.
“Style is taking what you have, kind of what you’re given, and playing with it,” he says in an interview posted on the Gillette website. “That’s what style is: just kinda finding what’s in you and putting it out into something you have that nobody else has. You just have to love it and nurture it and say, ‘This is me and I’m just gonna blast it out to the world!’”
He reveals in the Gillette interview that he is currently growing his hair and that his barber hasn’t seen him in about three years. He does his own facial hair grooming at home, saying, “It took me a long time to actually grow hair on my face, so when I got it, I didn't want to get rid of it!”
Andre 3000 has popped up in several guest verses over the past few years, spitting for the likes of Beyoncé, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne, among others. But it’s still unclear when new material of his own, or with OutKast partner Big Boi, might emerge. If it does, at least he’ll be looking sharp and ready for his close-up.