Hours after making headlines for being allegedly robbed, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has come forward to laugh off the reports and explain why it’s nothing more than hype.
Chainz hopped onto his Twitter page Monday (June 10) to dispel the robbery and shooting buzz.
“Rule #1 if a rapper gets robbed people usually post items that has been taken. Rings, chains, watch , money etc. 2 answer that question,” Chainz tweeted June 10th.
“Rule#2 if a rapper gets shot he usually go to hospital or dies .”
“Rule# 3 we definitely got geeked up in San Fran , best smoke in the world. 2 blessed 2 stress”
“I reportedly killed summer jam tho! #bayarea”
“Haha timeline filled with people that want me f*cked up . I tell them, get in line u can’t stop this sh*t. Ha” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
An hour prior, reports claimed one of Chainz’s associates was robbed in San Francisco over the weekend.
UPDATE: TMZ initially reported that 2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, but SF police spoke to Radio.com and said a member of 2 Chainz’s entourage, and not the rapper himself, was the victim. The rapper’s group was approached by a man with a gun, who fired a shot into the air. Everyone fled the scene, but one poor bastard fell down and the perpetrator proceeded to “rob him of an unknown item.” The suspect is still at large, and cops say all involved in the investigation “are being very uncooperative.” (Idolator)
Initial coverage revealed the entire incident went down late afternoon Sunday (June 9) in California.
2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Sunday in San Francisco … TMZ has learned … and police say the rapper’s entourage fled “like cockroaches” when it all went down. A San Francisco PD sergeant tells TMZ … cops responded to a shots-fired call just after 4:30 PM. We’re told when they got to the scene, 2 Chainz wasn’t cooperative … saying he wanted to handle it himself. Chainz told police his wallet was stolen and that’s all that happened. (TMZ)
There is also reportedly footage of the incident in local police possession.
Police reviewed surveillance video … which revealed Chainz was clearly the intended target. We’re told video also shows Chainz and 14 of his people all “ran away from the incident like “cockroaches running from a flashlight.” Police are on the hunt. (TMZ)
The Def Jam star was out in California for a radio concert.
2 Chainz is currently in Oakland for the KMEL Summer Jam . Apparently he attended the Green Door some time before his gig. He was there to buy marijuana cookies, according to GA Followers. There are several unconfirmed reports trickling through via Twitter. A strange Instagram post from an individual named Lil Blood recalling his version of events has popped up since the report. “2 Chainz got his cornball ass stripped in the city,” says the post, which is captioned, “Next time f*ck with some real n*ggas cuzin.” So far, all is quiet on the 2 Chainz Twitter front but, sadly, it’s most likely the man has no chainz at all anymore. Updates to come. (Music Feeds)
Various gossip blogs claimed Chainz may have also fallen victim to gunfire.
UPDATE: Early reports suggested that there was an attempted robbery of 2Chainz that failed. But, still there are rumors that a bodyguard was shot in the robbery attempt. Some say 2Chainz never got shot, but was robbed. Basically, there are several variations of this rumor. WTF! They are saying on Twitter that our beloved 2 Chainz has been shot twice and robbed!!!! SH*T! I hope this isn’t the case! But, it sure feels bad. Sheeeesh! 2Chainz has not been on twitter for hours! God bless him if something has happened. (All Hip Hop Rumors)