2 Chainz Talks Legal Woes, Album Sales & Gucci Mane’s Rant On ‘The Breakfast Club’
Rucuss staffSeptember 14, 2013
2 Chainz is busy making the media rounds promoting his new album B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME.
The Atlanta rapper stopped by New York’s 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and discussed his new album, his friend Gucci Mane and his expected album sales. 2 Chainz, who turned 36 this week, said he’s going to remain positive despite his album selling less than his debut.
His album is expected to sell 55-60,000 copies in its first week, while his 2012 debut Based on a T.R.U. Story charted at No. 1 with 147,000.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
On his run-in with police in Oklahoma: “As of right now, we all got charged with obstruction charges, which are misdemeanors. … We informed them that there were weapons on the bus because, of course, I had my own security. It wasn’t any drugs found on the bus.”
On his album sales: “Of course I care. I’m still gon’ grind it out. If it does 50k, I’ll probably be mad as hell and do something like buy another car, make myself feel better. But at the same time, I know it’s a race and if anybody know me, it’s hard to really get me down, get me discouraged. I’m very optimistic.”
On the lack of promotion for B.O.A.T.S. II: “You don’t want to get into becoming angry rapper mode, pointing fingers at different people. I’m still confident in word of mouth as far as marketing and advertising. … I’m kinda like on some laidback, humble stuff right now ’cause I really think I outdid myself on this album.”
On Gucci Mane’s Twitter rant: “I don’t expect nothing less from him. That’s my dawg. … This probably made him feel better, airing it out, embarrassing a few people. It didn’t bother me at all, straight up.”
On staying connected to his roots: “You start from the trap and you become a kingpin. You still gotta stay true to your origin as far as being a street artist. I still got a knack for the slang, even though I’m cold turkey on the criminal activity. I still got my ear to the streets. For those that want me to say stagnant, I’m not gonna do that. It’s about growing.”
Watch the interview below.
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