I used to be a way better writer and a rapper
When I used to want a black Karmann Ghia
He’s admitting that he used to be a better rapper in the past, when he had less success and had more to aspire to. This is the classic idea of the “starving artist”.
The argument that Andre has lost a bit of his rapping/writing skill has been made about his career by many of his critics that long for the old days of classic Outkast records. Andre turned to singing and acting later in his career and questions of bad blood or an Outkast reunion always follows him and his partner Big Boi..
However the song is titled “Sorry” and though he is admitting to part of the criticism, this is Andre really saying “Sorry, not sorry”
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