Queen Latifah Denies the Rumors on New OutKast Album

The musician and actress distances herself from her earlier comments.

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Former OutKast manager Queen Latifah has backtracked on her previous comments that the reformed hip-hop duo were working on a new album, NME reports.

Last week (January 13), the musician and actress appeared on the Howard Stern Show and seemingly let the news slip that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were ready to start recording a new LP. Latifah, who used to head up the Flavor Unit management company, said: "They're chilling... They're about to work on a new album."

However, she has since taken to Twitter to downplay her remarks. "The rumor mill says I predicted an OutKast album... except I didn't," she wrote. "Sorry to get twitter a flutter." You can see her Tweet below.

PS: the rumor mill says I predicted an @Outkast album...except I didn't. Sorry to get twitter a flutter. XO

— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) January 16, 2014

It was recently announced that OutKast will play 40 festivals this summer. Earlier this month (January 9), the duo revealed that they would be making their live comeback headlining Coachella Festival in California alongside Muse and Arcade Fire in April. They subsequently announced another headline slot at New York's Governors Ball festival, which takes place June 6-8 on Randall's Island.

The reformed duo then announced a 40-date full world festival tour "to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique and influential sound," with the exact dates yet to be announced. "It's truly an honour to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said in a statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans - stank you smelly much, this is for y'all!"

OutKast went on hiatus in 2007 and have not performed together since 2004, both members enjoying solo success in the subsequent years. This year is the 20th anniversary of the pair's 1994 debut album "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik."

Sounds pretty disappointing, right?

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    articles like this always weed out the kids. anyone who was old enough to remember OutKast at the height of their career in the early 2000s really appreciate them.
    Um, no actually that's completely incorrect my son.
    oh are you one of them edgy ones who pretends not to like OutKast because everyone has something good to say about them? grow up.
    you're right it is incorrect anyone who was old enough with good taste to remember OutKast at the height of their career in the early 2000s really appreciate them.* there. outkast are easily on of the best duos in music history
    I hope it doesn't end up being like RATM or SOAD where all these "will they, won't they" posts emerge in regards to a new album and the whole UG community gets pissed.
    Queen Latifah: I'm sorry UG fans I am for real never meant to make you guys cry I apologize a trillion times
    Seriously UG this has no place on here.Get it to f**k.
    I'm sorry this article isn't about Dave Mustaine, Dream Theater, Metallica, or Dave Grohl. Some people have other tastes in music you know.
    It's news about music. it does belong here. bugger off.
    News?Looks like some comments from twitter to me.Oh and the 100% dislike looks like its welcome news aswell.
    You realize people are probably disliking the fact that there is no album coming out, right? It's definitely news. People were excited that a new Outkast album was coming out. This confirms that a new Outkast album isn't coming out. News.
    Psycho Pigeon
    "it's news about music" ok cool, so you support this page being flooded with Justin Bieber and Britney Spears.
    Yes. I support this website to post all kinds of music news. If they didn't post this, you would be on the Slipknot article complaining that they make too many slipknot posts. If not that, you would find an article about Dave Grohl and whine about him always being in the news. It's a website that features music news. Get over it, children.
    Of course this is a guitar website. If it wasn't mostly news about guitar music that would be weird. But guitar-oriented doesn't mean guitar-only. There's plenty of rock music in the news, yet every time UG puts a few spotlights here and there for other music there's this big outcry. And there's already quite a bit of Beiber news on here. Not so much Britney Spears cause I don't think she's done anything newsworthy lately. I don't even know if this site was around in the late 90s.
    Has Rage Against The Machine avatar, bitches about an article regarding a Hip-Hop group. Fuck Logic.
    Really? Music news have no place in a music website? Cool, I'm off to call Martin Tyler to write us some football articles then.
    ug should award a medal for the most down voted/douchiest comment, this comment would be a good start
    Ok I apologize for my earlier comments.it was ignorant and uncalled for.i just didnt expect to see news about that type of music on here.i usually keep a open mind about types of music.
    just a cover up.. they are probably in the talks of a new album and throwing around ideas but not too close to making an album. plus they want no pressure and they want it to be a surprise im guessing, not something queen latifah let slip out in an interview talking about herself
    nobody comes here for outkast news.
    Judging by most of these comments, people do. I'm sorry you came here expecting another daily quote from Kerry King.
    Psycho Pigeon
    Why would anyone come to a guitar website to read about crapkast. I can't wait for the next news piece on Britney Spear's latest dramas.
    Britney Spears latest dramas? Oh but it was fine when this site reported M Shadows dickriding Metallica daily. Just because people enjoy a hip hop artist (shocking, I know) or they even make music that isn't rock or metal, doesn't mean they are bad. And notice in the news section on the homepage, it says "music news". Not "guitar news".
    I hear she is going to be the lead guitarist and "make cow noises" for the new album. "MOOOOO"
    Just once I would like a news article about guitars themselves. That'll probably shut half the whiners up (at least for that article).
    To all the people arguing Outkast has no guitar:OutKast - Prototype
    It's also just a damn fine song.
    It's a shame there are so many close-minded people on here. This group is amazing and I can't wait until they finally release another album.