Well, this is unfortunate news. The minute fans heard Big Boi would be remixing Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry,” they thought an OutKast reunion would be right around the corner. Now, Andre 3000 has responded to the rumors in a statement with SPIN.
In the interview, 3Stacks made it clear that these tracks do not translate to an OutKast reunion. Dre also states that he never wants to mislead his audience and felt that he needed to clear the air. Read what he had to say 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.”