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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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1.

ohboy    

I expect nothing less from a rapper. Much less from a black man.

699 days ago
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lexington marlow    

Racists can start their posts after mine. 3 2 1 go white people go !!!

699 days ago
3.

V Kint    

It's amazing that such an intelligent sounding individual would make such a careless mistake...

699 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

this knee grow terrorizes me worse with his shades than he does with his brass knuckles

699 days ago
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@MakellBird    

GOD, police have nothing better to do??? Arresting someone for brass knuckles??? C'mon man! I agree he shouldn't have brass knuckles on a plane but all they had to do was take them away from him. And to the TMZ staff, you guys need to do your homework on rappers. 2Chainz is NOT a protege of Kanye, he has been out for a long time (as Tity Boi) and if anything he'd be a protege of Ludacris as he was signed to Ludacris' DTP label originally. @MakellBird on twitter

699 days ago
6.

Cao    

Good ol' NC....always making the news rounds!

699 days ago
7.

RedwoodPerch    

I didn't realize that they still made brass knuckles.

699 days ago
8.

ohboy    

@Lexington- sounds like you judged the guy yourself, considering your comment. It's almost as if you expected someone to call him out for being a degenerate because you yourself came to the same conclusion as White folk did.

699 days ago
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chubbs McBuff    

Maybe he wears brass knuckles on stage as part of his act, like jewelry.

699 days ago
10.

PatTheCat215    

"Famous"? "Hit Song"? huh....

699 days ago
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Elton_Ravonne    

2 CHAINZ!!!!!!

699 days ago
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PatTheCat215    

oh and, it's obv a publicity stunt. Kim K taught Kanye how to market sh*t. You know how many people will youtube 2chainz today because of this story.

699 days ago
13.

Jackie    

He will be bailed out sooner...pos

699 days ago
14.

6one9    

WHAT a dumb ASS!!!
Remember 9/11
or were you HIGH on drugs!!
Stupid Fluck!!

699 days ago
15.

KEEGAN    

go to knucklecase.com. Its the legal way to pack

699 days ago
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