NEW YORK - MAY 05: Actor/singer Andre Benjamin arrives departs the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superhe
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Andre 3000 was never one of the multitudes calling for domestic abuser Chris Brown's head—he appeared on Breezy's remix of "Deuces"—but the OutKast MC (formerly, currently?) made his support for Brown explicit in a recent interview with the Fader

Surprisingly, he wasn't even prompted to talk about Brown and brought up the subject himself. When explaining how he chooses collaborative projects, Andre said he occasionally makes that decision based on whom he'd like to support on a personal level. 

"Of course I love the beat," Andre 3000 said about the opening F.A.M.E. track, "But at that time a lot of people were on Chris Brown as a human being. And I know he’d gone through his troubles or whatever and I just was like—I just wanted to stand by him and be like, 'Hey, you know, you can’t really charge a man forever and condemn a man forever.' So it’s really just like a support thing. I thought it was a cool thing to do."

Although plenty of OutKast fans will probably rail at the idea that appearing on a Chris Brown remix as a way of supporting him was "a cool thing to do," Fuse's Esteban Serrano would certainly agree with Andre 3000.

What do you think of Andre 3000's defense of Chris Brown? Is he right that it's time to forgive, or does that send the wrong message? Sound off in the comments.