Andre 3000 Releases Statement on New “Outkast” Remixes
Outkast stans were overjoyed when the remixes to Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry” pit an estranged Andre 3000 and Big Boi together on the same track.
But before you get to thinking that these cement the long-awaited reunion, alas, Andre 3000 has addressed the pseudo-collabos exclusively to SPIN:
“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.”
So be clear, Stankonians, this is not official tissue.