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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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61.

Sarah    

That's clearly a piece of jewelry influenced by the design of brass knuckles. I'm not familiar with this guy, but this is discrimination.

832 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

Who??? Pure ghetto trash!

832 days ago
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classof2012killa    

2 chainz be goin hard!! new single "no lie" with him and drake is sick

832 days ago
64.

MakesNoSense    

you because you read the story and took time to comment..... "TELL EM!!!"

832 days ago
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O_o    

soooo - if you call a weapon JEWELRY then it is a-ok? gooood to know. i'll be shopping for my dagger "pendant" necklace today. don't worry, it'll be made of gold, and it'll say "U'RE F*KING STUPID" on it...so there'll be no question that it is truly a necklace.

832 days ago
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annette    

I would hate to get punched in the face with those!

832 days ago
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harleyharlett    

how did this become racial, the tsa can stop you for practically anything now, and just because 1 agent let you slide, and the next one doesn't, if they tell you, you can't take something on a plane, you can't, if you argue, your arrested, no matter who you are - i was detained because they said my hair spray can was to large, and it was in my checked luggage, not carry on, then checked me for bomb residue - every one has to follow what the agents say or the will make your life a living hell

831 days ago
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jeeplady41    


Hey I can't carry nail clippers on a plane, he can't have those. Worse is Raquel's insistence that everyone who thinks this is a hater. I have had it with her - she seems ignorant and doesn't add a damn thing to the show!!

831 days ago
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missoocc    

On TMZ Live people kept talking about this being a racist issue. I believe the issue is between genders not races. It is very stylish for females to wear these types of rings. However, I highly doubt that they will be arrested or even confronted. Race could be a factor but I am curious as to why no one brought up the fact that females probably wouldn't be approached for wearing something similar.

831 days ago
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b    

alot of you guys have no idea what your talking about its not brass knucksles it doesnt have edges that make brass knuckles dangerous this was done by a idiot who wanted a autograph are to seem important ex policeofficer

831 days ago
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robert    

2 CHAINSSSZZZSS

831 days ago
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Barry D    

Anying that size wore on your hand cah be used as a weopon against flight crew or pilots so he should hsve packed it away .

831 days ago
73.

viktor    

Really, I wish you'd get rid of Racquel. She's racist.
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831 days ago
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