An Outkast reunion album has been on the top of hip-hop heads’ wish list for years.
So when a new version of Frank Ocean’s Andre 3000-assisted “Pink Matter” hit the net, featuring a verse from Andre’s longtime Outkast partner Big Boi, naturally, hip-hop lovers got excited.
But heads got even more excited when Big Boi tweeted this out:
MUSIC: Frank Ocean Feat. Andre 3000 & Big Boi “Pink Matter [Remix]”
Using all of this info, we assumed that the two reunited, a remix to T.I.’s “Sorry” with a verse from Big Boi was coming and a new Outkast album was coming soon.
Not so fast.
Yesterday, Andre 3000 sent out a pretty strong statement to SPIN, saying the “Pink Matter” remix was not a reunion or something he even really cosigned.
DETAILS: Damn Right! Big Boi Will Appear On Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” With Andre 3000
Here’s what he said:
“It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.’
I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.
I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.
I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn’t.”
Back in July, when “Pink Matter” – which appears on Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange LP – leaked, Big Boi tweeted:
We wonder where the two actually stand as friends.
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