''This is not an autobiographical song. Rather, they are fantasies or tangents based on real life. When I write, episodes from my life evoke thoughts. The story takes place in the fifties, so the song is an attempt to do a Woody Allen thing, a humorous kind of honesty.'' - André 3000
''Hey Ya!'' largely about the state of relations in the 2000s. It’s about people who stay together, keeping relationships because of tradition, because someone told them, “You guys should be together.” But often you suffer because of this for the rest of your life. So ''Hey Ya!'' is really about saying, “Get the hell out of here! You know, just live.'' - André 3000
''When you've given love to someone and then take it away, that's terrible. I don't want to do nobody else like that. It seems to me that it is more important to be happy than to conform to the world’s ideas about what a relationship should be. So it’s a celebration of how men and women treat each other in the 2000s.'' - André 3000
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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