2 Chainz Calls Brass Knuckle Arrest a Assassination of His Character [Details]
Rucuss staffMay 23, 2012
Rapper 2 Chainz is not a happy camper.
Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, spent close to nine hours in a jail because New York airport security misconstrued his four knuckle ring for a weapon on May 22. He was handcuffed and taken into custody for misdemeanor possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
In a phone interview with MTV, 2 Chainz expressed his frustrations with the arrest. “They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” he said. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff.”
2 Chainz explained that his unique style in jewelry is not used to fight.
“I do exclusive pieces,” he explained. “My pieces are actual conversation pieces, like, literally. When you see my gold, when you see my stuff, it’s something to conversate about. People weren’t doing four-finger rings and all that. I just like to set myself apart, so I definitely wasn’t trying to beat nobody up on the airplane or nothing.”
Chainz was shocked when he was taken into custody because he had passed through another airport with no problems.
“The knuckles were in his personal bag and sounded the alarm,” a police officer told MTV. Chainz didn’t get his confiscated jewels back.
“Yeah, they took it from me, they took the Louis [Vuitton] case that I actually keep the jewelry in, they took that. I couldn’t believe it,” he told MTV. “Me just trying to explain it was getting too frustrating, me just trying to explain my occupation and then when they finally got to the jail and everybody knew who I was, then they started calling their kids and putting me on the phone with their kids. It was like a weird experience.”
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