Big Boi, a member of hip-hop group Outkast, is said to have sexually explicit photos of former bandmate Andre 3000 on his phone, and that could be explain why the 38-year-old musician’s wife, Sherlita Patton, filed for divorce last month.
Washington radio station 93.9 WKYS is reporting that during a deposition early Wednesday, Patton declared, “The whole world wondering where Andre 3K has been … just check Big Boi’s phone. He’s right there, naked.”
After 11 years of marriage to Big Boi, Patton filed for divorce, saying their union was “irretrievably broken.” Big Boi and Patton have two children together, ages 18 and 12. Patton is asking for sole custody of the younger child, in addition to spousal support, a split of marital assets, and attorney’s fees, TMZ reports.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi met while attending Tri-Cities High School near Atlanta in the early 1990s. They eventually formed OutKast and signed with LaFace Records. They have made four successful albums together and both had solo albums in 2003. It is unclear if they plan to reunite.
Though the duo split, one person who wants to see them making music together again is artist Cee-Lo Green, also a judge on hit reality show “The Voice.” “Maybe he is just waiting on the best product he see fit to better represent him,” Cee-Lo told XXL magazine in October about Andre 3000 returning to the music scene. “I’m sure at this point he has a gang of it. That even becomes a difficult process trying to sift through years and years worth of material.” He continued, “I’m a fan of OutKast, so I would really like to hear more music.”