Rapper/actor ANDRE 3000 dreaded his 30th birthday so much, he didn't celebrate the landmark and stayed at home alone.

The HEY YA! singer turned 30 in May (05) and now worries he has no excuses for his bad behaviour.

He says, "Turning 30 isn't the happiest time in the world.

"The thing I hate most about being 30 is that you can no longer use 'Aw, I was young' as an excuse. That stops. Now you're responsible for that s**t you do!"