Big Boi Demands Joint Custody Of His 12 Year Old Son

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert

Recently, as reported by TMZ, Rapper Big Boi has challenged his estranged wife’s demands for sole custody of their young son by filing for joint physical and legal care. Big Boi whose real name is Antwan André Patton, is best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. The OutKast star was married to his wife, Sherlita Patton for eleven years.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Patton moved to end her eleven year marriage to Big Boi and filed a complaint in Georgia’s Fulton County Supreme Court. She claimed their marriage union is, “irretrievably broken.” She asked to be granted full custody of their son, Cross. But now Big Boi is fighting back, insisting the 12 year old would benefit from spending an equal amount of time with both parents.

Big Boi also responded to Sherlita’s demands for child and spousal support, declaring he is willing to pay whatever Georgia officials deem appropriate. However, in his legal papers, the rapper has also suggested that his ex-wife make use of her good health and education and get a job so she won’t have to rely on his money alone.

The pair’s split may not come as a shock to some. Last year, the Grammy Award-winner raised eyebrows on his track “She Hates Me,” which found the Atlanta rapper revealing some of the estranged couple’s martial issues. Patton addressed the song’s lyrics during a 2012 interview with Hip-Hop DX.

“I ain’t got sh** to hide. I’m human like everybody else. And sh**, my marriage and everything is great,” he admitted. “I’ve been with my woman for twenty years [total]. We’re going on our 11th anniversary come Valentine’s Day.”

Cross is the former couple’s only minor child; the Patton’s are also parents to an 18 year old daughter, Jordan.

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