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Big Boi of OutKast settles Fla. drug case

Left: Big Boi in a booking photo from the Miami-Dade County Corrections website. Right: Big Boi on the cover of 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' album. (Miamidade.gov/corrections/ Arista)

October 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Grammy Award-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi is facing the music after running into trouble in south Florida.

The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was sentenced in a Miami court Thursday.

The 36-year-old was arrested back in August after custom officials discovered drugs on the rapper as he was getting off a cruise ship. The substances included ecstasy, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and the ecstasy ingredient MDMA.

A judge ordered Patton to three months of drug testing, 15 hours of community service and $2,000 in donations to charities.

Patton had faced two felony drug charges. Prosecutors say if he remains drug-free after three months of testing, those charges will be dismissed.

The Atlanta-based group OutKast has won six Grammys and made six platinum-plus albums, including "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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