(AllHipHop News) BET’s President of Programming and Specials Stephen Hill started a media firestorm with one simple tweet this weekend. Hill mentions that André 3000 revealed that the “Hey Ya!” performer was planning to release a new solo album in 2014, but that may not necessarily be the case.
According to Billboard, a representative of the OutKast emcee says the LP is not confirmed.
“Regarding reports of a specific plan to release an album in early 2014,” said Dre’s publicist. “There is no official confirmation on that report.”
While Andre has appeared on projects by Beyoncé, Drake, Young Jeezy, T.I., Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross in recent years, he has not released an official album since OutKast’s 2006 LP Idlewild.
Dre did contribute a remake of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” as a duet with Beyoncé to this year’s The Great Gatsby Soundtrack. He was also recently filmed in the studio with producer Mike Will Made It.
Andre will also star in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side directed by John Ridley.
Watch the brief clip of 3K and Mike Will in the lab below.