Big Boi at Governor's Ball (more by Chris La Putt)
Hip-hop artist Antwan "Big Boi" Patton faces several drug charges after Miami police arrested him Sunday, according to booking information posted on the Miami-Dade jail website.Big Boi has since retweeted that exact quote from his lawyer via CNN. He also since tweeted a new Cutty track he's featured on.
Patton was charged with illegal possession of Viagra and Ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and drug paraphernalia with intent to use, the website said. Bonds totalling $16,000 were set, the site said.
His lawyer, in a statement provided to CNN through his publicist, said Patton was re-entering the United States when the contraband was found.
"While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage," attorney Daniel Kane said. "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."-[CNN]
In related news, Rapper Killer Mike (who has appeared on records by Andre 3000 and Big Boi) recently was interviewed by CNN and spilled the beans on new Outkast (we'll believe it when we see it) and Goodie Mob LPs on the way. Not many details other than their possible eventual existence.