Six months later, it looks like the world will finally hear a version of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” featuring the complete Outkast: André 3000 and Big Boi. As we learned this summer, Big Boi was originally slated to appear on the Channel Orange until his fellow Outkast put the kibash on the whole thing. André kept his spot on the cut but, as Big Boi tweeted back in July, he “didn’t want an Outkast Record Coming out on anybody else LP.”
A few days back, though, Daddy Fat Sax took to Tumblr to post the above image alongside the caption “Dropping a verse on this Frank Ocean “Pink Matter” #vladr.” Big Boi’s representatives later confirmed the new version, which will still feature André and Frank, and noted that it would drop sometime next week. This joint will mark the first Outkast appearance in almost six years.
Apparently this isn't just a one-time deal. Big Boi took to Twitter today to again confirm the above story and to say that T.I.'s "Sorry" is next. As Big Boi noted this summer, the same thing had happened with the Trouble Man track, when André 3000 turned a slated Outkast feature into just an André feature. There's no word yet on when this alternate version is due out or if we should expect any more of an Outkast reunion in the future.