Remember how excited you were to learn that Outkast was teaming up once again (for the first time in 6 years no less) on Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” remix? Well…you can thank Andre 3000 himself for bursting that bubble.
The eclectic half of Outkast has gone on public record to dispute any notions that his and Big Boi’s joint appearance on the remix was in any way, shape, or form, an Outkast reunion. Wait…what?
According to 3000:
“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.”
In this day and age, most artists who “collaborate’ on songs together AREN’T in studio together (or even in the same city and state together) when they do it, but clearly 3000 is feeling some type of way about hyped up as reuniting as Outkast.
Ah well, it’s still a great song.
Listen to the track below, and let us know: Is Andre 3000 being oversensitive? Or does he have a valid point?