In a statement to Spin yesterday, Andre commented on Big Boi's decision to add his own verses to Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" and T.I.'s "Sorry," both of which originally featured just one half of the legendary twosome.
"It's important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to 'Pink Matter' and 'Sorry,'" Three Stacks begins. "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."
Though some in the media have been eager to bill the indirect connection of Big Boi and Andre on these songs as an Outkast reunion, Andre made it clear that that is not the case.
"I never want to mislead our audience... These songs are not Outkast collaborations," he said.
Andre said he had no part in the decision to make the remixes and was surprised to hear that they were being released. Previously, Big Boi had revealed that Dre has always been reluctant for the two of them to be featured on someone else's song together.
"He didn't want an Outkast record coming out on anybody else LP," he tweeted last year.
Hopefully none of this detracts from the real Outkast reunion that fans have been waiting for.
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