Big Boi Posts Bail, Laughs Off Arrest

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August 8, 2011 | 2:20pm EST

Rapper Big Boi has laughed off his weekend drug possession arrest after posting $16,000 bail.
The Outkast star, real name Antwan Andre Patton, was taken into custody in Miami, Florida on Sunday after customs officials reportedly discovered a number of illegal substances on his person as he stepped off a cruise liner.

A police report obtained by reads: “The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstasy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 (half-pills) of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue.”

Big Boi was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, before posting bond and walking free on Sunday afternoon.

His lawyer, Daniel Kane, has already expressed his confidence that Big Boi “will be completely exonerated” of the charges, and the rapper himself appeared to have brushed off the run-in with the law in a post on his blog.

After regaining his freedom, he wrote, “Fresh Out (of jail) Baby! S**t they said it was the Love Boat.”