OutKast's Big Boi avoids jail . . .for now

Big Boi
OutKast member Big Boi is set to avoid lengthy jail time on his alleged drug charges. Billboard.com reports that Big Boi,  real name Antwan Patton, appeared in a Miami courtroom Thursday 13 October as prosecutors outlined the deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and $2,000 in donations to charities. The 36-year-old rapper was arrested getting off a cruise ship in August when a K-9 dog alerted to drugs Big Boi was carrying. The substances included ecstasy, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and the ecstasy ingredient MDMA. Big Boi had faced two felony drug charges. Prosecutors say if he remains drug-free after three months of testing, those charges will be dismissed.