UPDATE: Little Dragon’s publicist confirms that the band collaborated with Big Boi to create “Mama Told Me.” In a statement about Yukimi Nagano’s absence from the single’s final version, he says:
It is true that Little Dragon made the “Mama Told Me” track with Big Boi and even performed it live in Austin for The FADER. The whole collaboration was an amazing creative experience. Unfortunately, business terms out of our control got in the way, and an agreement couldn’t be reached in time for our version of the track to be released. At least new friendships were made, and we want to wish Big Boi good luck with the album. We look forward to collaborating with him in the future.
Kelly Rowland grooves with Big Boi on “Mama Told Me,” the first official single from Big Boi’s upcoming album, debuted by Funkmaster Flex last night on New York’s Hot 97. Rowland replaces Little Dragon frontwoman Yukimi Nagano, who sang the hook on an earlier version of the track. Asked about the switch, Big Boi hints that Nagano will still be a part of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due out November 13.
Stream: Big Boi f. Kelly Rowland, “Mama Told Me”
See Little Dragon and Big Boi’s perform their rendition of “Mama Told Me” at Austin’s vitaminwater uncapped show: