Big Boi didn’t spend very much time in jail on Sunday. At approximately 10 am. ET, the Outkast rapper was arrested after Customs agents in Miami allegedly found MDMA powder, Ecstasy pills and Viagra (a controlled substance) in the ATLien’s luggage upon his return from a cruise.
“Fresh Out Baby!” Big Boi tweeted at about 6 p.m., followed by, “Sh– they said it was the Love Boat,” two hours later.
Big was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and was held at the Pre-Trial Detention Center in Miami on a $16,000 bond. Last week, Sir Lucious Left Foot tweeted that he was on vacation and sent out photos from Puerto Rico and Grand Turk Island via the social networking site. The rapper was apprehended upon returning to the States.
An arrest affidavit, sent to MTV News by the Miami-Dade Police department on Monday (August 8), confirms that after Big Boi was searched by a Border Patrol officer using a drug-sniffing dog, the Atlanta MC was busted with 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, three pills of suspect Ecstasy and a total of 10 and a half pills of Viagra, as well as a cigarette roller with marijuana residue.
The MC’s attorney, Daniel Kane, sounded confident that his client would be cleared. In a statement issued to MTV News, Kane said, “While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage. I am confident when the entire facts are aired, Big Boi will be completely exonerated.”
Big Boi, born Antwan Patton, got his start in 1994 alongside Andre 3000 in the group Outkast. Together they released six studio albums including the 2006 soundtrack for their film “Idlewild.” They’ve sold millions of albums and earned four Grammy awards. Last year, Big Boi released his first solo LP, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and the group is rumored to be working on a seventh studio album, though there’s no official word on a release date.
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