Over the weekend, Big Boi released his remix to Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter,” and soon he will release his remix to T.I.’s “Sorry.” Both of the previous mentioned records originally featured the other half of Outkast, Andre 3000. Now, with Big Boi remixing the already Andre 3000 featured tracks, 3 Stacks gives his thoughts of his Outkast partner adding verses to the records, and clears up any confusion of an official Outkast collaboration.

In a statement given to Spin, Andre 3000 clears up any confusion from the fans thinking that Big Boi’s remixes of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry” are official Outkast collaborations.

Andre 3K states:

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.