The wife of rap artist Big Boi of popular hip hop group OutKast has served divorce papers to her estranged husband, citing that their marriage of 11 years is “irretrievably broken.” Antwan Andre Patton, 38, better known as Big Boi, married Sherlita Patton in February 2002 after dating for nearly a decade. The couple raised Antwan’s 13-year-old son Bamboo, born of another relationship, together along with their 18-year-old daughter Jordon and 12-year-old son, Cross.
When Big Boi released his second sole album “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours” in November 2012, his explicit video “She Said O.K.” was an issue with his wife. After being on-set with several half-naked women recording the video, he tweeted “I love my job.” Sherlita called him disrespectful and didn’t talk to him for a week, he said in an interview. Apparently when the song was banned on TV “she was happy as a mother.”
Another song in the album alluded to his marital problems, even though the rapper denied there being any trouble at home at the time, saying that, “my marriage and everything is great,” and that “life is really, really good.” The song in question, “She Hates Me” with Kid Cudi, featured lyrics such as, “Forgive me if I raise my voice, I won’t raise a hand, but one thing I will do, baby, is raise my little man.” Interestingly, Sherlita is seeking sole custody of their son Cross, with corresponding child support, spousal support, a split of the marital assets and payment of the attorney’s fees.