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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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31.

TheVolleyballGod    

Who cares what it is it's just another animal

779 days ago
32.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

If that really falls under brass knuckle and it's pure gold. You know who wins... TSA. Cause that's going on the auction block to be melted down.

779 days ago
33.

Justsay Nohan    

"and that's not a gun, it's a hole-puncher."

It may well be a piece of jewelry but if it can be used as a weapon and serve as a pair of de facto brass-knuckles, then there's really no difference.

779 days ago
34.

ITUS    

hey stupid....when u move the item to your knuckles it is brass knuckles....but just cause u put them lower on your knuckles does not help. DUMB****

779 days ago
35.

Matrinka    

I like the fashion... it sends out a clear signal that someone is a retarded douche bag who needs to be avoided.

779 days ago
36.

Brian    

and a knife is a toothpick.

779 days ago
37.

MADE MAN    

It is a ring, it's very old school too!!! Lots of rappers wore them back in the day!!! Google it for yourselves

779 days ago
38.

Ratings Needed    

How dumb is he?!!! LOL!!! THEY'RE BRASS KNUCKLES YOU IDIOT!!!

779 days ago
39.

TMP    

I'm not a fan of his, but he's always dressed like this. Even though it may look like brass knuckles, they're not. It's jewelry. It was packed in his bags, he wasn't even wearing it. This is almost as bad as when the airline refused to let a teenage girl board the plane because the emblem on her purse was in the shape of a gun.. NOT a real gun.., not even a little functional as a weapon. Taking it too far... these police academy drop outs get a little bit of power and like most people, abuse it.

779 days ago
40.

rsmik    

I could break his nose with that ring

779 days ago
41.

Stormy    

How you Dem's love you're big government.....Just keep voting idiots like Obama, and you won't be able to wipe your ass in a public restroom with out questions and accusations very soon. And yes, I agree Bush was not much better regarding this issue.

779 days ago
42.

Uh    

Damn photo...If there was a picture showing the reverse their would be no question. Knucks typically have a T.bar on the back which rests in the palm of the hand for support and shock absorption. As pictured, he looks like a Christmas elf..

779 days ago
43.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Get some lotion for those knuckles Bro.

779 days ago
44.

Pete the Geek    

Do a Google image search for "brass knuckles". What 2 Chainz is wearing are not "brass knuckles"; it is a piece of jewelery that features four adjacent square rings, probably made of gold. While the TSA might still be freaking out, standing on a chair and pointing hysterically, I doubt the popo would take more than an hour to figure out that this is jewelery and not knuckles. I think that 2 Chainz continued state of custody must be for some other reason.

779 days ago
45.

Meanie    

racial profiling...giggle... yep ten bucks says he'll sue for racial profiling.... snicker.

779 days ago
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