André Benjamin

André Benjamin Talks Jimi Hendrix Biopic on ‘Letterman’

With the film now in theaters, André Benjamin continued his promo tour in support of the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side. Following appearances on “Ellen” and “Queen Latifah,” the OutKast rapper stopped by “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday. He admitted to being nervous about taking on the role, and even had doubts while he was filming.

“There was times when I was like, ‘Man, I think I’ve done more than I can handle,'” said Dre.

He didn’t discover the rocker until his late teens/early 20s after watching Apocalypse Now. “As a black kid, I grew up on rap and all that kind of stuff, so Hendrix was just like an image, like this wild, big-haired image,” he said. “I didn’t know anything about guitars either ’cause when I was coming up, you just didn’t see black people with guitars.”

Plus, find out the “blooper” Letterman noticed that had André laughing.