Andre 3000 clarified to fans that he doesn't want Big Boi's remixes of songs on which he was originally featured to be labeled as "Outkast reunions."
Recently, music blogs all over the net were labeling the "Pink Matter (Remix)" an "Outkast reunion." The song, which appeared on Frank Ocean's Channel Orange album, originally featured only Andre 3000. The remix had the addition of Big Boi.
Andre has now come forward saying that the "Pink Matter (Remix)" should not be taken as a real Outkast reunion. It is just a song which was remixed, after the fact, solely by Big Boi. Three Stacks released a statement on the matter to SPIN, which can be read 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."