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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

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."

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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Mumra the Ever Living    

Hey tity boi - I just realized that when you made that fake nick awhile ago you misspelled Amare to AOMARE. What a dope. Read some of you lyrics: Lets see there's basketball, Bball players, Bball players haircuts, codeine cough syrup - yep, that's about it.
BYW, it seems the only 2 chains needed are the ones your trans-girlfriend wraps around you before she pushes you to your knees and drives her dyk in your mouth.
Hmmmm was I too strong, too mean? Nah.

886 days ago

Flying Blind    

They have books for boy names and books for girl names. Do they have a book for "rapper" names, you know so they can look through and see what names have been used?

886 days ago


Tity Boi? Really?

886 days ago


2 Chainz? Seriously? Ha ha ha ha ha!

886 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Honest to God TMZ, did you really say he famous for his "hit" Spend It?
The single "Spend It" from the album "Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)" peaked at #55 on the US R&B/Hip Hop chart. It didn't register at all on the Rap Chart or the US Hot 100.
Really TMZ, you consider a song that reached no higher than #55 a hit and made this man a star? You seriously need some new people to find your gossip/news.

886 days ago


I'd just like to clarify for those that either don't know who 2 Chainz is or think he's irrelevant, or both.

He's been on the rap circuit as a member of Playaz Circle for many years when he went by by the stage name Tity Boi (his mother called him this from an early age if you're wondering the origin on such a ridiculous name).

Playaz Circle has a billboard top 20 hit with "Duffle Bag Boy" which featured Lil Wayne and was very heavy in rotation nationwide.

He recently started going by 2 Chainz and his last mixtape made him very popular on the interwebz rap circuit to the point that he signed a major deal with Def Jam and is featured on damn near every commercial rap song that has come out in the past few months. He's reportedly charging 100k for a feature.

He's worked with Kanye and Lil Wayne, both of which are close friends of his, and "protege" isn't a stretch when it comes to either of these guys and his burgeoning career.

His debut album is being released and heavily pushed by Def Jam this August and you can be damn sure by late this year he'll be famous enough that a story by TMZ won't be the least bit surprising.

And no, I don't work for or have any affiliation with 2 Chainz. I do run a rap blog and a penchant for correcting misinformation though.

886 days ago


WOW............a WACK ass (some what) rapper/ex-felon getting arrested.........GTFO *shocked*


886 days ago


In Chainz...

886 days ago


Thats how a rapper do it, and the way I do it is by sending free text at

886 days ago


This scrub of a rapper used to be called "Tity Boi". Only ignorant and dumb people surrounding this guy would subject themselves to giving and calling him by this name.

886 days ago


I have brass knuckles, not really brass they are milled from steel.
They have been in the family for 70 years.
Is that a crime?

886 days ago

Timmy Boy    

He was also wearing a hoodie. He was up to no good.

886 days ago


He goes by the name "Tity Boi"? Lock this ghetto mofo up & throw away the key.

886 days ago


Must have a new song coming out and needs the publicity.

886 days ago


‎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.

886 days ago
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