Rapper Big Boi has shot down rumours of a rift with his Outkast bandmate Andre 3000 following a joke he made about the star's endorsement deal with shaving company Gillette.
Earlier this week (begs12Nov12), Big Boi opened up about his struggle to convince his longtime collaborator to work on a new album, which would be their first since 2006 - joking that Andre 3000's new ads for Gillette razors had sliced their reunion plans.
He told The Village Voice, "He could've been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherf**ker about five songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette s**t. No for real. He said he had some contractual obligations."
The joke sparked speculation of a feud between the pair, but the star has taken to his Twitter.com page to dismiss the reports.
He writes, "The Gillete (sic) Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell, No Beef (feud) between me and Stacks. No More Outkast ?'s (questions) will be answered."