Birth Name: André Lauren Benjamin
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 27, 1975
Ethnicity: African-American, possibly other
André 3000 is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and dancer. He is a member of the hip hop duo Outkast, with Big Boi.
He is the son of African-American parents, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo and Lawrence Harvey Walker. André has a son with singer, songwriter, activist, and actress Erykah Badu.
André has said:
I’ll wear costume jewellery on stage, but I only actually own one piece of jewellery, and that’s a Native American beaded necklace that I wear all the time. I bought it years ago because my family has Native American roots – I’m part African, part Native American.
It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
André’s maternal grandparents are Grant Benjamin, a minister, and Elnora Norris.
Source: Obituary of André’s father – https://familysearch.org