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Andre 3000: 'Frank Ocean remix isn't Outkast reunion'

Andre 3000 has insisted that his recent collaboration with Big Boi on a Frank Ocean remix wasn't an Outkast reunion.

The singer appeared alongside his former bandmate on a reworking of Ocean's Channel Orange track 'Pink Matter'. Big Boi was also said to be working on a version of T.I.'s 'Sorry', which already features Andre.

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"It's important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to 'Pink Matter' and 'Sorry'," Andre told Spin.

"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.

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"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."

Listen to the 'Pink Matter' remix below:

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