Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested yesterday at LaGuardia Airport for wearing a set of brass knuckles through security. Only 2 Chainz wasn’t wearing brass knuckles. The rapper said that the TSA official confused his heavy jewelry for a weapon.
2 Chainz told MTV that he was wearing a custom designed piece of jewelry with “Hood” written across four knuckles.
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag. 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.”
G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean also said that the arrest was bogus. Big Sean said on Twitter:
“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.”
MTV reports that the rapper was traveling to North Carolina for a concert when he was arrested. He spent about 8 hours behind bars and eventually plead guilty to an unspecified charge. 2 Chainz didn’t get his jewelry back or the Louis Vuitton case that he kept his four finger ring in.
The rapper said that the his arrest was an overall strange experience as he went from criminal to celebrity in a few hours.
He told MTV:
“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. 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.”
Here’s the video for 2 Chainz’ “Cowboys.” His debut album drops on August 14th. (NSFW – Language)