If you’re like me, you were left confused when Kelly Rowland popped up as a feature on Big Boi’s latest single. Loving the connection that brought Sir Lucious Left Foot and Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano together to perform the cut at SXSW. Sadly, politics played a part in the official studio version being switched up for Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (Nov. 13). Check what a rep for Little Dragon shared with Pitchfork below.
It is true that Little Dragon made the “Mama Told Me” track with Big Boi and even performed it live in Austin for The Fader. The whole collaboration was an amazing creative experience. Unfortunately, business terms out of our control got in the way, and an agreement couldn’t be reached in time for our version of the track to be released. At least new friendships were made, and we want to wish Big Boi good luck with the album. We look forward to collaborating with him in the future.