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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is speaking out on making national headlines yesterday (May 22) for getting arrested at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and dismantling reports claiming he had brass knuckles.
According to Chainz, he simply got arrested by police for having his jewelry mistaken for a weapon.
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” 2 Chainz told MTV News in an exclusive telephone interview. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff. … I do exclusive pieces. 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.” (MTV)
He also hopped on Twitter to dish out his issues over the arrest.
“Sorry to alll the negative people who wanted me out the way…kant let u have the game bak that ez…,” he tweeted May 22nd.
“And oh yeh they took my Louis V. traveling case… Smh! Petty I got that from Saudi Arabia…Materials kan b replaced!2blessed2stress.”
“A RING THOUGH!!!” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
Yesterday, G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean defended Chainz in light of the arrest.
“2 chainz ain’t have no brass knuckles, it was a 4 finger ring that spelled hood. We had a shoot yesturday n he was rockin em.” (Big Sean’s Twitter)
Reports of the Southern rapper’s incident emerged online Tuesday afternoon.
Kanye West‘s rap prodigy 2 Chainz was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York today … after cops say he was packin’ brass knuckles in his carry-on bag … TMZ has learned. 2 Chainz — real name Tauheed Epps (who also goes by the name Tity Boi) — was entering the Delta terminal to fly to a show in North Carolina … when the TSA discovered brass knuckles in his bag. Law enforcement tells TMZ … police were called to the scene … and 2 Chainz was taken into custody for misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon at 1:45 local time. (TMZ)