André 3000 continues to distance himself from any Outkast reunion rumors today, making sure that everyone knows that the recent “Pink Matter” remix was not official. Furthermore, he also discounts the upcoming T.I. remix for “Sorry” to be unofficial as well, as it will also include a verse form Big Boi. André claims that just because both of them are on the track doesn’t mean that they were both sitting in the studio together collaborating. While this is all true, it seems like there are some underlying issues here between 3000 and Big Boi, which make us feel like a true reunion will never actually happen. Read an excerpt from the statement below.
“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.”
You can read more from the statement over at SPIN.