The star on Tuesday (January 14) nonchalantly told Howard Stern that Outkast are “about to work on a new album.” At the time, she didn’t sound particularly abreast of the latest developments with the duo’s reunion, as she was unaware of their 40-date announcement, so it wasn’t like she offered something concrete for fans to latch onto. But since Latifah is their former manager, this was a particularly meaty piece of gristle for the rumor mill, which is why it stuck and probably why she was compelled to respond.
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