Outkast's Big Boi Embraces Grandfatherhood Celebrating 3 Generations Of Patton Boys


Outkast luminary Big Boi (real name Antwan Andre Patton) became a grandfather for the first time earlier this year. On Sunday (July 11), the Dungeon Family legend shared a snap of his new grandson via Instagram.

He wrote in the caption, “Antwan III…Mines. #pattonboys cc @bamboopatton. #papisan.”  The child belongs to Big Boi’s son, Bamboo Patton (Antwan Andre Patton II), and was born in March, making him about four months old.

Big Boi has always been public about how proud he is of his three children.

In May 2018, Bamboo graduated with honors from Woodward Academy in Atlanta, promoting his dad and Outkast partner-in-rhyme André 3000 to reunite at his commencement. Daughter Jordan Patton graduated from college in 2019, while son Cross is an accomplished college football player with the Oregon Ducks.

Meanwhile, Big Boi’s wife Sherlita is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and a successful realtor. They married in 2002 but have been together for nearly three decades. It’s almost hard to believe Big Boi can be a grandfather. At 46 years old, he’s still relatively young and still in the prime of his life.

The Hip Hop legend will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on August 13 alongside the Wu-Tang Clan and the Colorado Symphony. 

Dubbed the “Wu-Tang Clan Experience,” the concert will find the symphony reimagining some of Wu-Tang’s biggest hits as the group raps along. Red Rocks recently increased its capacity to 6,300 fans and opened to full capacity on June 21. Tickets for the Wu-Tang Clan performance are on sale now via AXS.com.