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Big Boi from Outkast

ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

8/7/2011 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big Boi Arrested
Big Boi, rapper for the popular group Outkast, was arrested in Miami today on charges of drug possession ... TMZ has learned.

According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, Mr. Boi (real name Antwan Patton) was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The controlled substances were listed as ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra.

According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, all charges are felonies.

Law enforcement sources tell us he was busted by customs and border patrol dogs as he was exiting a cruise ship. We're told Big Boi didn't have a prescription for the Viagra.

He was booked into jail at 1:35 PM ET. He was held on $16,000 bond, but was released this afternoon.

UPDATE: Big Boi's attorney Daniel Kane tells CNN the rapper was traveling with friends when he got busted. Kane says, "A small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage." He adds, "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."


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now what    

WOW, viagra is illegal now???

1120 days ago
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fstblk    

VIAGRA!!!!!!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!BIG BOI HUH???

1120 days ago
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aquanet    

VIAGRA! LOL! This guy also raises pit bulls for sport. LOSER!

1120 days ago
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Jake    

Every level of goverment in the USA is in a bad fiscal situation and here we have an incident that is going to cost the taxpayers $10k's. If you want to cut the deficit perhaps the best place to start is to limit enforcement of the drug laws for non-violent users. BigBoi was clearly just trying to have some consenting adults fun.

1120 days ago
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CasuMarzu    

I'm sorry Miss Jackson! I am for real.

1120 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

MDMA powder, what the hell?

1120 days ago
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Stiletto    

That's OK, Big Boi...they'll give you your Viagra back soon. Keep your, um..."chin" up.

1120 days ago
8.

NobodySpecial    

A black man busted with dope. This is shocking.

No, that is not a racist statement. I have black neighbors who openly smoke weed in front of their kids. Why is that?. Its illegal, regardless of what you or I think.

Something is not right here.

1120 days ago
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Sarcia    

Good grief! I'm convince, all celebrity's past/present are nothing but a bunch of criminals with money. All you ever hear about them is murder, drugs, alcohol, DUI, suicide, divorce, cheating, racial slurs, nudity, porn, robbery, foreclosers and bankruptcy.

1120 days ago
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myliverhurts    

I can"t imagine the day I will need a pill to get stiff. unimaginable...

1120 days ago
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Flower    

Sounds like Big Boi needs some help with his "big boy".

1120 days ago
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Race care nut    

What??? A hip hopper got caught with drugs??? There must be a mistake here somewhere. Another innocent man being harassed by the police.

1120 days ago
13.

Master Po    

Why is he messing with white boy drugs? Did they also confiscate his glow sticks and parachute pants?

1120 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Hey its time for another Outkast CD guys. get your #*%@ together and get it done.

1120 days ago
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There's a problem here    

So Big Boi is sort of a Shriveled Schlong without his little blue pill. I think getting busted and having everyone know you can't get it done anymore is way more embarrassing then getting busted for drugs. HAHAHAHA

1120 days ago
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