Outkast's André 3000 last night called MTV News to dispell rumours that the pair had officially split.
Although they appear together in the upcoming movie Idlewild (read our preview here), André and fellow rapper Big Boi have hardly worked together since their Stankonia long-player in 2000. 2003's Speakerboxx/The Love Below was, essentially, a double solo record.
Despite no plans for the pair to appear together in the near future, André told MTV "Everything is still tight, most definitely".
He said: "Yesterday I got a phone call from Big Boi and he said that on some hip-hop websites that the headlines were reading something to the effect of, 'It's Official: Outkast Is Broken Up,' or something like that.
"Man, we're looking at it like, where is this shit coming from? I was on TRL today to release a new video, and I meant to say something [about the apparent split] on the air. But the way they had the questions set up, I didn't have a chance to do it."
André said that he'd had people stop him in the street to express their sorrow over the band's break-up. It seems such outpourings were a little premature... although with nothing except Idlewild on the horizon (it's released here on September 8th), surely it's not too long before the pair go their own ways...?