Big Boi’s self-released remix of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter,” which worked in a new Big Boi verse alongside André 3000′s original guest verse, is not an Outkast reunion, Andre 3000 tells SPIN. In a statement confirming what was already pretty clear, Dre wrote that both “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry,” which Big Boi has also stated plans to add a verse too, were never intended to become Outkast collabs:
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.
Download Big Boi’s “Pink Matter” remix below and read what he has to say about the state of his and Dre’s relationship outside of music in our recent interview.
Download: Frank Ocean f. Big Boi and André 3000, “Pink Matter (Remix)”