Big Boi of OutKast arrested on drug charges in Miami

MIAMI

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.

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