News: OutKast's Big Boi Arrested In M.I.A., Busted W/ Ecstasy & Viagra

Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 9:46PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

OutKast's Big Boi made headlines this weekend after getting arrested on a drug possession charge while in Miami, Florida.

Reports claim Boi was busted for possessing multiple medical drugs on Sunday (August 7).

Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and "Hey Ya" singer Big Boi on Sunday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer's lawyer later characterized as "contraband." Media reports cited the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department's website as listing the rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, as having been arrested for having ecstasy, MDMA powder and Viagra, for which he had no prescription. (Reuters)

Additonal reports placed Boi leaving a cruise ship prior to his arrest.

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. (TMZ)

Following his release from jail, Boi's attorney released a statement addressing the situation.

"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." (Statement)

Confirming his jail release, Boi openly addressed what went down via Twitter.

"Fresh Out Baby !," he tweeted August 7th.
"S*iiiiit they said it was the Love Boat" (Big Boi's Twitter)

Check out some recent Big Boi footage below:

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