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Earlier this month, many of us were excited to hear that Big Boi planned to release two remixes. The first, Frank Ocean’s channel, ORANGE single “Pink Matter” (released last week), and T.I.’s “Sorry” from his chart-topping Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head LP being the second. Both songs originally featured André 3000, which had fans eager to finally have the two OutKast members on one record together. Though not an official remix, the two songs would be heard in somewhat of their intended form after Big Boi revealed on Twitter last summer that the two songs were to also include him.

In a new interview with SPIN Magazine, André 3000 felt the need to clear up any “rumors” about an OutKast reunion and his stance on both remixes.

“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.”

Read the rest of his statement 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.”

Previously: Frank Ocean Feat. Big Boi and André 3000 – “Pink Matter (Remix)”