Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

On Wednesday, millionaires Michael Vick, left, and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton partnered with Nike and Lenox Square Mall to host Vick's annual holiday shoe giveaway for Christmas. Vick and Big Boi blessed dozens of underprivileged children from the Big Kids foundation (Big Boi's charity).

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Big Boi at Janet Jackson Concert After Party

Janet Jackson, left, her brother Randy Jackson (of The Jacksons) and rapper Big Boi of Outkast attended Ms. Jackson's State Of The World Tour Concert After Party at STK Lounge in Atlanta on Sunday, December 17. Janet performed to a near capacity crowd at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Sunday.

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Dominique Maldonado

Rap mogul Andre 3000's latest squeeze, Dominique Maldonado, regularly went in on Dre's band member Big Boi on her social media accounts.

Apparently Dominique, whose Twitter handle is @SunshineDBaby, wasn't a fan of Outkast or Big Boi's lyrical skills back in the day.

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Jeezy Street Dreamz Foundation Dinner

On Friday night, rap mogul Young Jeezy held a private, star-studded dinner in honor of his 10th Year Anniversary and also his foundation “Street Dreamz” at 103 West in Atlanta. Jeezy is pictured above with his fiancée and mother of his daughter, Mahi.

Special invited A-list guests included Big Boi (Outkast), Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Usher, Monica and Shannon Brown, DeVyne Stephens, Mayor Kasim Reed, singer Anthony Hamilton, TV and radio personalities Ryan Cameron and Rashan Ali, Shanti Das, and more.
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Outkast

Hardcore Outkast fans will rock out with their faves for the next 3 nights at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

Outkast brings the much-awaited 20th Anniversary Tour to their hometown beginning tonight, Friday, September 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28.

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Big Boi and Sherlita Patton

Outkast rapper Big Boi and his wife, local entrepreneur Sherlita Patton, have dropped their plans for divorce.

If you recall, Sherlita filed for divorce from the rap mogul on Oct. 2.

At the time Sherlita stated the marriage was “irretrievably broken." She sought alimony, an equitable division of marital property and attorney’s fees, and child support for the couple's two children, son Cross (who just made the Honor Roll at school) and daughter Jordan, who graduated high school last year.

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Janelle and Monica at Outkast Reunion concert

Natural beauties Monica Brown, right, and Janelle Monáe posed together at Outkast's Georgia Reunion concert at CounterPoint Music Festival in Rome, GA over the weekend. For some reason the group chose to perform in Rome (of all places) rather than in their hometown of Atlanta. But that didn't stop hardcore fans from making the trip to Kingston Downs in the driving rain to watch their favorite group belt out their hits.

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Big Boi and Sherlita Patton

The Atlanta Journal-Constition reports the wife of Outkast rap star Big Boi, filed for divorce on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

According to court documents obtained by the AJC, Antwon A. Patton married Sherlita M. Patton in February 2002, and the two are currently separated.

Straightfromthea.com reports Sherlita has retained Usher Raymond's divorce lawyer.

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Andre 3000 Confirms Outkast Split

The moment Outkast fans heard the news that former Outkast members Andre 3000 and Big Boi were remixing Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry,” they assumed a new Outkast album was on the horizon.

They were wrong.

In an interview with SPIN magazine, the "Hey Ya" singer took the opportunity to clear the air about an Outkast reunion.

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Big Boi did not vote for Obama

Many Obama supporters (read: blacks) were shocked at the news that superstar rapper Big Boi, of multi-platinum rap group Outkast, did not vote for President Obama in the November elections.

“I voted for Gary Johnson,” the Grammy-award winning rapper told Alyona Minkovski on Huffpost Live Friday. Patton recounted how he had to set a woman straight who thought he voted his skin color instead of his conscience.

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R&B singer Kelly Rowland is in high demand for album features and music video appearances since Beyonce fell off. That's probably why Beyonce spends her days posting random photos of herself online. This video is the first single off Big Boi's Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors album. By the way, rumor has it that Big Boi and his Outkast partner Andre 3000 have fallen out.

Not to be outdone by rappers T.I. (who is currently serving time in an Arkansas prison) and Ludacris who each donated $10,000 cash out of their own wallets for flood relief, rappers JD and Nelly plan to get other celebs to donate to flood victims.

Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, & V-103 join forces for a charity celebrity bowling tournament entitled, Atlanta Stand-Up. JD and Nelly have invited all their celebrity friends to come out and bowl (and hopefully open their wallets) tomorrow night (10/1) at Red Carpet Lanes located at 4500 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096.

Expected celebrity guests include: Big Boi, Bryan-Michael Cox, Zaytoven, Devyne Stephens, Polow Da Don, Lil’ Ronnie, Nitti, Mike Bigga (formerly Killer Mike), Sammie, Rozelle, NBA superstar Derric Anderson, Grand Hustle Records and many more celebrities, athletes and entertainment professionals.

Doors open at 8PM, and of course the Red Carpet begins at 9PM.

Source: Tamiko Hope | Word Ink

From Atlanta.MetroMix.com:

Twenty years is a milestone by just about every standard. But 20 years for a club is like a lunar eclipse or Haley’s Comet striking. Still, that’s exactly how long The Masquerade has been around. And what better way to celebrate than to join forces with another Atlanta institution.

If you're not from Atlanta, then you may have missed the news about the Goodie Mob reunion concert. Just let this serve as your notice. In fact, Sept. 19 just might be accompanied by a city proclamation. That’s how much of an Atlanta treasure the Goodie Mob is.

While the Goodie Mob guys may have had their disagreements, demonstrated by the fact that all four of them haven’t recorded an album together since "World Party" dropped in 1999, they are brothers from another mother and it was only a matter of time that they found their way back home in an official capacity. Although official word of a breakup, which they don’t really use now to describe their time apart, came in 2002, the group reunited for an appearance at a Gnarls Barkley Atlanta concert in 2006. Last year, at the free Nelly show at The Tabernacle, fans got an unexpected surprise when Goodie Mob hit the stage. On Sept. 19, there’s more than a taste in store. It’s a full-out Goodie Mob concert. Read more...

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Khujo Goodie lost his right leg in a car accident in 2002

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Should a mere mortal be allowed to approach and touch the queen Rihanna in this manner? Where is her bodyguard? They say that while Rihanna ate dinner at Cipriani's in NYC last night, her ex-boyfriend (and now stalker?) Chris Brown dined directly across the street. That makes two near misses in the past few days. As you know, RiRi and Brown stayed in the same hotel over the weekend, though Rihanna denies knowing he was there.
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Friends say pseudo-singer Ciara moved from Atlanta to the west coast to make herself more accessible to the paparazzi. Unfortunately for her, the paparazzi are only interested in A-listers, not frauds like her. So I hear that Ciara's people are forced to call the paps to let them know where she'll be -- and Ciara waits around for hours until the paps finally arrive. How pitiful.
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MORE Celebs Out & About pics after the break!

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Photos: Freddyo Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Keyshia Cole made it a perfect Valentine's day for fans who packed Dreamz nightclub for her platinum party last night. Keyshia performed all her hits and left the crowd screaming for more. Keyshia's mom and sisters joined her on stage for the concert and afterwards, Keyshia led everyone up to the VIP to continue the party.

Also performing at Keyshia's platinum party were Plies, Peach Candy, Big Boi and JC from Block Entertainment. NFL star Pac Man was in the house, but understandably, he wasn't taking pics.

My photographer Freddyo said Keyshia was so nice to him and allowed him to take exclusive shots of her brand new $250,000 Ferrari - a gift from her future hubby Jeezy maybe?

I must admit I wasn't feeling keyshia's new hair color but I love the color and cut in these pics. She looks beautiful! The party was hosted by Mz Shyneka and Hot 107.9.