A Rap Legend Once Blamed Keisha (Of Total) For His Deep Depression After Breaking His Heart

Posted On : May 16, 2023
(L) Keisha Epps; (inset photo) Total

Remember Keisha from the Bad Boy group, Total? Many fans of the 90’s group probably had no idea she was romantically involved with a legendary rapper. He’s one most people have admired for many years and he’s responsible for some of the biggest hit records and albums in rap. However, he said Keisha is responsible for seriously breaking his heart. Details below…

Andre 3K Revealed Past Relationship With Keisha Epps

Keisha was once in a committed relationship with Andre 3000 of the rap group, OutKast. They met around the time OutKast was recording their first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. In fact, the relationship was so serious, Andre revealed he battled severe depression following the breakup and became celibate for almost an ENTIRE YEAR! Then he met his now ex-girlfriend, Erykah Badu, but admitted that he was never really over the heartbreak Keisha caused him at that time.

Andre 3000

In a  interview with Vibe magazine, Andre (referred to as Dre in the article) shared details about the relationship. He also revealed that parts of his his multi-platinum selling album, “Love Below,” was loosely based on some things he went through with Keisha and a couple of his other exes. Check out excerpts of his Vibe interview below…
When asked about his heartbreaks, Andre 3000 said:

“You remember the group Total? Keisha? We used to be together back in ’93-before they were Total-Total. When she broke up with me, I was almost celibate for about a year. I was really fu*ked up over it. And that’s right before I met Erykah [Badu]”

In the interview, Andre also declared:

“I’m gonna have to be completely struck crazy for me to get married.”

Andre 3K and Keisha Moved On YEARS Ago

Keisha Epps

With time, Andre was able to move past his heartbreaks; and even though he and Erykah Badu’s relationship didn’t lead to the happy ending most fans expected, they did have a son together, and are still very close friends. The last we’d heard, Andre was alleged to have a new woman in his life – April Bombai, an Asian hip-hop journalist who’s worked behind the scenes of the hip hop industry for nearly two decades.

Andre 3000 isn’t the only person who’s moved on. Keisha is happily married to her husband of eighteen years, actor Omar Epps. They have two children together- K’mari Mae, 18, and Amir, 15. Omar also has an older daughter, Aiyanna (23), from his previous relationship.

And there ya’ have it family, alls well, that ends well. It’s good to see Andre 3K and Keisha living happy lives now.