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Rapper Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

The Associated Press, Sunday, August 7, 2011, 11:45am (PDT)
  • MIAMI (AP) -- Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has been arrested in Miami for possession of drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills.

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    The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday. According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections website, the 36-year-old Patton was also carrying MDMA, which is the main ingredient in Ecstasy.

    The rapper was booked around 1:30 p.m. on $16,000 bond.

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    Phone and email messages were left for Big Boi's publicists.

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    Big Boi is best known as half of the groundbreaking rap duo OutKast, which includes Andre 3000. The Atlanta-based group won six Grammys and churned out six platinum-plus albums, including their "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," which sold over 10 million copies.

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