OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN has helped his son Seven become such a connoisseur of fashion, he refuses to wear clothes without inspecting the quality of the fabric.

The HEY YA! hitmaker, who has often been lauded for his own sense of style, is proud to note that his seven-year-old son, whose mother is singer Erykah Badu, is following in his footsteps.

He says, "We went shopping the other day for little suits for him to wear to church with my mom. I was trying to explain to him what makes one suit better than another and get him to feel the fabric and see the difference. So now he has this thing where he says, 'I've got to feel the fabric.'

"He also loves tennis sweaters. He wants to wear them every day."