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Big Boi of OutKast arrested on drug charges in Miami

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)

August 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
OutKast rapper Big Boi was arrested in Miami on charges of illegally possessing drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills.

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.

Patton, 36, was carrying MDMA, which is the main ingredient in ecstasy, according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections website.

He was booked at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on $16,000 bond.

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 "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," which sold over 10 million copies.