Andre 3000 Wants Us All To Simmer Down: Says New Big Boi Remixes Are Not Outkast Collaborations

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Outkast is not getting back together any time soon. No matter how much we hope, plead or wait around, it’s not happening. Andre 3000 wanted to clear up all of the reunion talk after Big Boi’s verse surfaced on a remix of Frank Ocean‘s “Pink Matter” and an alleged new Big Boi verse on T.I.’s “Sorry.”  Overjoyed with the pair on one track together for the first time in eons, the word “reunion” was thrown around heavily. That’s not the case, Andre 3000 told Spin.

“It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry,’ he told the magazine. “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.” Because he’s well aware the fans want a collaboration from the dynamic duo who ushered southern rap into New York radio, he doesn’t want anyone to be confused. “I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. 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.”

We get it. It’s not an official reunion. And we may have to deal with the fact you guys are never ever getting back together.

Andre 3000 Releases Statement on New “Outkast” Remixes [SPIN]

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