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2 Chainz

Rapper Arrested for

Brass Knuckles

5/22/2012 12:12 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/22/2012 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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.   

2 Chainz was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York today
2 Chainz -- famous for his hit song "Spend It" -- is still in police custody.

A rep for 2 Chainz tells us ... his team is "handling the situation."

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2:27 PM PT -- Sources close to 2 Chainz insist ... the "brass knuckles" in question were actually just a harmless 4-fingered ring.

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16.

CLINT    

Brass knuckles have always been considered illegal in this country, no matter who carries them. If this brass knucklehead thinks he's immune to the law, then that's on him. But taking an illegal weapon on a plane these days is just stupid.

828 days ago
17.

2 CHAINZ    

It was a piece of jewerly . They were DECORATED brass knuckles .. smh.

828 days ago
18.

frank    

"Kanye West's rap "prodigy""

Did you mean "protégé"? Come on, y'all. Can I get a job writing your copy? Geez..

828 days ago
19.

Porky    

First.

828 days ago
20.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Brass Knuckles, what is he, some kind of bad MOFO? Take a good look at him. His picture is in the dictionary under PUZZY.
TMZ, this guy is a waste of time even by your profoundly low standards.
The "Rap Prodigy" has released TWO albums, the one released in 2007 reached #27 on the US album charts, the one in 2009 reached never got higher than #74. He hasn't put out anything in three years! WHy do you have this moron on here anyway?
TMZ, stop embarrasing yourself - I realize he's supposedly Kanye's prodigy - that means he takes it up the poop shoot, right?

828 days ago
21.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Don't tell me, he's named Tity Boi because of his man boobs.

828 days ago
22.

aomare    

according to his engineer it's a 4 finger ring, but brass knuckles. Suck it racist white people! ... btw, 2 Chainz quite up and coming right now, not "A has been or never been" ... TMZ I feel bad for you, you have a lot of dumb readers and with that, I will no longer be on this site. Peace suckers.

828 days ago
23.

oleman    

who really effin cares.....never heard of him, never will.....stop reporting on these low life quasi celibrities!

828 days ago
24.

SStev441    

STUPID

828 days ago
25.

KnuckleDragger    

He looks more like Elton John's protégé.

828 days ago
26.

steve    

JUST GETTING ANOTHER BLACK BROTHER SOME FREE PRESS & STREET CRED

828 days ago
27.

STFUP    

So why isn't TMZ reorting on Loser Lohan's latest f**k up?

She is 'demanding' to have a say in who plays Richard Burton in that 'Liz & Dick' movie - and demanding they pay for her to go to London (i.e. She wants a free European vacation) to try and find the right actor.

“Lindsay is being an absolute nightmare about who should play Burton. She believes Matthew Settle is too old to play the role, and she wants a major A-list star to be her co-star. However, her salary for the role took up a major portion of the budget, and the Burton gig will likely only pay $200k, max. The producers don’t need to get Lindsay’s approval of who will play Richard Burton, but they want to keep her happy.”

If it was REALLY about getting the right actor - she'd drop her own salary (the producers should do that for her!)

What a loser! She claims she's changed - and then is a nightmare for the producers. They should be smart and DROP HER NOW!

828 days ago
28.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Hey AOMARE, the site profile says you signed up eight minutes ago and have ONE post. I have a feeling that your real name is tity boi and you wanted to see your name on a real live web page. Quite a shock to realize that no one really gives a crap about you.
tity boi, sk8ter boi - hmmmmm you're not really Avril Lavigne, are you? Tell the truth, even she looks manlier than you.

828 days ago
29.

lareese    

i guest rules are rules sorry this happin.

828 days ago
30.

lareese    

i/m sorry this happen i guest rules are rules no weapons

828 days ago
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