Outkast have laughed off reports they are on the verge of splitting, insisting they just prefer to work separately sometimes. Andre Benjamin and ANTWAN PATTON recorded the music for their new musical film Idlewild apart, but they are quick to reassure fans they are as solid as ever. Benjamin explains, "If we go out and do separate songs, that's what we wanna do. You're getting more bang for your buck. We don't have to be in all the songs together. "I would be promoting HEY YA in London and BIG BOI (Patton) would be promoting THE WAY YOU MOVE in America and people were saying, 'They don't like each other'. "We don't have to be in the same room to make music. We can be in different rooms and then come together in a huddle. We cool. "We just love making music and that's what we do, how we live."