In a statement released to Spin.com, Three Stacks said that he met with both the Odd Future crooner and Tip to discuss the “musical direction” of each song. He said that it was only after he completed his verses did Big Boi’s name come up.
3K said that he doesn’t want to “mislead our audience” and says that the songs are “not Outkast collaborations.” And though he was quick to clarify, he said that he talked with Big Boi, Frank and T.I. and that everyone agreed they weren’t Outkast songs.
Read the full 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.”