The OutKast “reunion” that caused die hard fans to jump for joy apparently wasn’t a reunion at all. Last week, Frank Ocean released a new version of “Pink Matter” with a verse from Big Boi. The original song featured Andre 3000. And for the first time in years, OutKast appeared to be back together on the remix.

However, Andre 3000 recently released a statement that basically destroys the notion that the song was an OutKast reunion.

Checkout what Andre 3000 said 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.
Kinda harsh and unfortunate for fans who crave new music for the group. However, Andre 3000 doesn’t seems to be anti-OutKast these days and there is no telling when the group will ever reunite. Exhale now, it’s pointless to hold your breath.

Click continue to listen to “Pink Matter” remix.

A.R. Shaw

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