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2 Chainz

It's a 4-Finger Ring ...

NOT Brass Knuckles!!!

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

2 Chainz brass knuckles?  Claims it is a 4-finger ring.Rapper 2 Chainz wasn't packing brass knuckles when he was arrested today in New York ... it was just a harmless 4-finger ring -- this according to sources close to the hip hop star.

The ring says "DOPE" in big letters -- and sources tell TMZ, 2 Chainz rocked it no problem at an Atlanta club called the Velvet Room on Sunday.

According to sources close to the rapper, Chainz then flew to NYC without incident -- with the ring in his luggage -- but when he tried to leave the city today, TSA at LaGuardia Airport mistook the jewelry for a dangerous weapon.

TMZ broke the story ... 2 Chainz was arrested at the airport for possession of a criminal weapon this afternoon when officials found the 4-finger instrument in his bag.

2 Chainz is still in custody. The Port Authority PD had no comment.

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buzz kill    

Come on cut the dude a break he just welded his rings together so he wouldn't lose them.

798 days ago
17.

Bridget    

Well if he obviously had no intent to hurt anyone, and it was just for fashion, I don't understand why they didn't just take them away like they do everything else that they deem a threat? Why would they arrest him?


It was dumb to go to the airport with them. But arresting him seems like it is going a bit to far.

798 days ago
18.

Marie    

UNITY!!

798 days ago
19.

Kelly Kelly    

Ppl know this stuff could get them in trouble, but they still do it. That "ring" looks like something that can knock you out today and you won't wake up until tomorrow.

798 days ago
20.

bc    

I won't argue whether they were brass knuckles, but exactly how is this different from wearing a separate ring on all 4 fingers. I looked through the TSA website and no where did I find rings prohibited. This seems like a complete facade and exactly what security theater is.

798 days ago
21.

PT    

"4 finger ring". Boola Sheeta.

798 days ago
22.

John Public    

Yet another embarrassment to his race.

798 days ago
23.

Carl    

I'd virtually guarantee that would fall under the legal definition of brass knuckles.

798 days ago
24.

Pudding Tang    

looks like slave wear as it constrains fingers, would drive anyone with any sense crazy if worn for any period of time. shameful really

798 days ago
25.

Glory Bee    

Riiiiiight.....jewelry. Because, of course, if some Atlanta bar lets him in with them then it muuuuuuust be okay. Sheesh, sounds like a bunch of double speak liberals posting memes on facebook to me.

798 days ago
26.

Juice    

#2ChainzJailLyrics Im in my cell SOLO.. ORANGE jump suit.. POLO, I called Drake and yelled YOLO.. He said Imma drop the soap, I said OH NOO!

798 days ago
27.

KnuckleDragger    

These are NOT brass knuckles. You have to understand the process behind "brass knuckles".


Brass knuckles have a palm extension that transfers the energy from the "ring" part of the device to your palm. This way you don't break any of the metacarpal bones...commonly broken when you haul off and punch someone in the head ( a bone that's 20 times stronger than your metacarpal bones.

If this is being called brass knuckles...then 4 rings could be called brass knuckles as well.

798 days ago
28.

steve    

WHAT YA TALKIN BOUT WILLIS ? DATS A WHITEZ MANS LAW ONLY DATS WHITEZ CANT HAVE BRAZZ KNUCKS

798 days ago
29.

Americentric    

Gold knuckles?
Yet another cultural misunderstanding. They have been wearing two finger rings since the 80's dawn of rap. Wouldn't brass knuckles have to be brass?
Silly white people.

798 days ago
30.

YdoIreadthisstuff    

DOPE about sums it up.

798 days ago
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