Recording artist/designer/actor Andre 3000 (best known for being the other half of Outkast) has been charged with driving 109 mph on a highway in suburban Atlanta.
Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton says the entertainer, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, was clocked speeding in a 65 mph zone in his Porsche south of Atlanta about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28th.
The 33-year-old Benjamin is free on $1,200 property bond pending a court date April 29.
Benjamin’s publicist, Eufaula Garrett, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Police say Benjamin told them he was going so fast because he missed an exit and had to turn around.
As the Grammy-winning Outkast, Andre 3000 and Big Boi have churned out six platinum-plus albums, including their ubiquitous “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.”