OutKast's Big Boi gives puppy to girl paralyzed in shooting

Atlanta rapper Big Boi has given a puppy to a little girl who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while playing in a bounce house near the city earlier this year.

Big Boi, who's one-half of the rap duo OutKast, presented Abriya Ellison on Thursday with the pup bred from his kennel business.

Abriya cradled the dog, which she named King.


Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, tells the station that the dog is "something therapeutic" for Abriya.

He said the girl is "definitely inspiring" and her story touched his heart. Patton also has agreed to pay off Abriya's medical bills and renovate her bathroom to make it handicap accessible.

Abriya was 5 years old when she was shot outside Atlanta in April.

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