Big Boi of OutKast was in big trouble due to a Viagra and ecstasy drug bust, but a plea deal on Thursday will allow him to avoid jail time.
Big Boi (real name Antwan Patton), 36, pleaded to a deal in a Miami courtroom that includes 3 months of drug testing, community service and $2,000 in donations to charities, according to the Associated Press.
Afterward, Big Boi tweeted:
“God is Great! #weoutchea RT @BibleWisdoms: God is light. There’s no darkness in him – 1 John 1:5.” He kept up with the religious theme by later tweeting, “Who God Bless, NO man can curse.”
Big Boi was arrested in August as he was getting off a cruise ship in Miami. A drug-sniffing dog alerted the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, who found Viagra, ecstasy, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and the ecstasy ingredient MDMA.
Rapper Big Boi did not have a prescription for the Viagra. If he is drug-free after 3 months of testing, two felony charges against him will be dismissed, according to the deal.
Upcoming is a benefit Big Boi is hosting for his Big Kidz Foundation on Oct. 29 in Atlanta. The non-profit group seeks to enhance education and knowledge through cultural exposure, musical and literary expressions and travel, according to the group’s Facebook page.