by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
Big Boi’s recent college football game performance took an unexpected turn when he introduced a live owl on stage. However, things quickly took a nosedive as the bird went on the offensive.
Outkast’s Antwan Patton, known as Big Boi, has a penchant for owls, as he owns a few as pets. During his performance, one of his owls wasn’t feeling the attention from the crowd or being on stage—it was all caught on video.
According to TMZ, Big Boi was at Kennesaw State University in Georgia with one of his pet owls. The school’s mascot is an owl, so, apparently, on the surface, it makes sense to have an owl on stage at a school that honors an owl as its representative. As the rapper took the stage holding the owl, the bird immediately started flapping its wings and appeared to have stage fright. As the bird flapped on the ground, singer Sleepy Brown took to the microphone to draw the crowd’s attention away from the owl.
Meanwhile, Big Boi is seen trying to tend to the bird, and he gets help from someone else to take the owl off stage. Without missing a step, Big Boi is still on the mic saying the lyrics to the song as he releases the glove attached to the chain that held the bird to the guy who stepped on stage to help him with the owl.
With the bird gone, the rapper returns to center stage to join Sleepy as if that scene was a part of the performance.
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Source: Black Enterprise