Andre 3000 has addressed the controversy surrounding J. Cole's remix of Beyonce's track 'Party.'
The lyrical genius lent his vocals to the original track which features on Bey's latest album 4, but fans were furious when J. Cole was added to the remix and even appeared in the music video.
However, Andre explains that he was never due to appear in the visuals because they had agreed beforehand that he would only feature on the vocals.
"When I would get these calls from artists, I felt great about it," Andre told Fader in a rare interview.
"At the same time, I never wanted to tease people in a way where I’d be in the video and then they won’t see me for another ten years or anything. So, you know, when I would talk to these artists and we’d agree that we’d do these songs, we would all be in agreement that it was just vocals."
"Every artist I work with from Beyonce, from Young Jeezy and Jay-Z, from BoB, it was all understood before my first rhyme was written that there was going to be no videos," he added.
Is it time Andre come out of seclusion?
Beyonce and J. Cole debut 'Party' visuals...
Beyonce's Party video