Big Boi Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th September 2014

Quote: "One of the biggest things that kills me is when people try to put Big Boi down... The chemistry that made Outkast was the balance. And honestly, Big's a much sharper rapper than I am. If I was going to a battle, I'd definitely bet on him instead of me." Andre 3000 insists rap critics are wrong to dismiss his Outkast bandmate Big Boi's lyrical skills.


30th June 2014

Quote: "Jesus, it's all about Jesus... The family that prays together, stays together." Rapper Big Boi tells Tmz.com he credits his Christian faith with helping him repair his 12-year marriage to his wife Sherlita Patton after she filed for divorce last year (13). The couple reconciled and called off its divorce earlier this month (Jun14).


2nd December 2013

Fact: Rapper Big Boi has thrilled Outkast fans buy posting photos of himself and bandmate Andre 3000 hanging out in Atlanta, Georgia on his Instagram and Tumblr pages. The funk and hip-hop duo has been on hiatus since 2007, following the release of their Idlewild film soundtrack, but reports suggest Outkast will regroup onstage at the Coachella festival in California next year (14).


14th November 2012

Quote: "He could've been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherf**ker about five songs, but I guess he was just too busy... He said he had some contractual obligations." Rapper Big Boi on having to nix plans for a collaboration with former Outkast partner Andre 3000 on his new album.


29th April 2011

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi and Modest Mouse have teamed up for a new studio project.


20th January 2011

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi has been appointed as the new spokesman for premium Canadian whiskey, Crown Royal. The rapper will front the brand's new 90 proof Black range, which is sold in a limited edition bag specially designed by Big Boi himself.


17th November 2010

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi and Cee-Lo Green are teaming up to tour the U.S. in 2011. The hip-hop stars will hit the road for the Georgia Power Tour. Dates are currently being worked out.


19th August 2010

Quote: "I named my dog Halle Berry; she's got a cute face." Rapper Big Boi was inspired by the Oscar-winning beauty when naming one of his pets.


18th August 2010

Quote: "I always start working on albums on Martin Luther King Day. It's a good luck charm." Rapper Big Boi insists on writing new material on the iconic civil rights leader's birthday, which is celebrated in the U.S. every third Monday in January (10).


23rd June 2010

Fact: Outkast star Big Boi has a pet shark called Billy Ocean.


23rd June 2010

Quote: "It's a fox fur. I still wear it on occasions, when it's cold outside. Didn't want to kill all them foxes for nothing." Big Boi still wears the fur coat he sports on the cover of Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album.


5th June 2006

Fact: Outkast associate and rapper Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, MR BROWN in September (06). The first single, MARGARITA, features OutKast member Big Boi and singer/producer Pharrell Williams.


2nd December 2005

Fact: <p>OUTKAST star Big Boi and rapper TI are planning to get their skates on in a new Will Smith film. The pair will feature in the untitled project, which is about their native Atlanta's skating rink culture. </p>


16th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper 50 CENT has just bought three 'blue pitbull' dogs from OUTKAST star Big Boi's designer pooch kennels. </p>


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