Rapper Big Boi has blasted rumours of a rift with his Outkast bandmate Andre 3000, revealing the pair is preparing to return to the studio to record the group's first album in six years.
Both artists have been working on solo projects since the release of 2003's super-successful double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
Recent reports suggested the disc would be Outkast's last, because of tensions between the two performers.
But Big Boi insists they are ready to reunite - as soon as Andre 3000 finishes his current solo project.
He says, "As soon as Dre finishes his solo record, we'll get the Kast cranking. Since we've both been working with (production team) Organized Noize on our solo projects, we hear different records and be like, 'Well, we're gonna keep this one for the Kast album'. We're cooking up tracks, all right. Never stop. That's an everyday thing."