Grammy Award-winning rapper Big Boi was released from the Miami–Dade County jail, records show.
He was taken into custody on drug possession charges by U.S. Customs and Border agents, after they allegedly found Viagra, Ectasy and the drug known as MDMA in his luggage after a cruise.
A lawyer for Big Boi (real name Antwan Patton) released a statement stating that he will be “exonerated” of the charges.
According to an attorney for Big Boi (real name Antwan Patton), the drugs were found in the “collective luggage” of the group of people he was traveling with.
“While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage,” the lawyer said in a statement. “I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated.”
Most of the time, Viagra is taken with MDMA to enhance sexual pleasure. In 2003, record company owner Irv Gotti was caught with the same illegal combination.
Gotti was forced to enter a drug diversion program after his arrest.
Big Boi himself seemed to find a bit of humor in the arrest. He took to his Twitter page Monday where he addressed the arrest.
“Fresh Out Baby! Sh*t they said it was the Love Boat.”