The moment Outkast fans heard the news that former Outkast members Andre 3000 and Big Boi were remixing Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry,” they assumed a new Outkast album was on the horizon.
They were wrong.
In an interview with SPIN magazine, the “Hey Ya” singer took the opportunity to clear the air about an Outkast reunion.
“It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry,'” he said.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Welp, at least we Outkast fans still have our old Outkast CDs — ATLiens and Aquemini — to remind us of what once was.
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