LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It’s not every day that you’d see a man playing a flute in the middle of a bustling airport. An even rarer sighting would be if that man was Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Andre 3000.
Antonia Cereijido happened to experience that anomaly Friday. Cereijido, who is a radio producer for NPR’s Latino USA per her Twitter bio, randomly witnessed the Atlanta music legend playing the double flute while she apparently was at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.
I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000. And then it WAS André 3000!!! 😍😍😍😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tqQ4C8HBh1— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 14, 2019
Cereijido tweeted that seeing what appeared to be Andre 3000, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, made her feel like she was “losing” her mind. After 40 minutes of the melodious flute playing, she was convinced it was him. She confirmed and snapped a photo with the fashion and music icon.
The tweet has been shared more than 29,000 times and liked more than 200,000 times, making it a certified viral moment for the radio producer. Many social media users noted that the random flute-playing sighting was a signature Andre 3000 move.
This is the most Andre 3000 thin anyone could ever do. Makes perfect sense— Chris Howie (@MrChrisHowie) June 15, 2019
Andre 3000 playing the flute in a public airport terminal is pretty much the only reason I still have hope for the human race.— Chasing Amy (@AimingRightAtU) June 14, 2019
Her tweet even caught the attention of fellow music legend Missy Elliot.
Amazing he so gifted!!!!!!— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) June 15, 2019
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