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2 Chainz' Bodyguard

WE'RE NO COWARDS!

And We Were Set Up

6/14/2013 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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2 Chainz'
personal bodyguard says his posse was NOT running from duty when gunmen jumped them last weekend ... they were just following the fleeing rapper's lead ... and what's more -- they think the whole thing was a setup.

Harold "Hammer Strength" Folsom
spoke with Power 107.5 in Columbus, OH this morning ... telling the radio station they had just flown into San Fran and were making a downtown pit stop when 3 dudes pulled out HUUUUGE .357 Magnums.

"(2 Chainz) took off running first. When he took off running ... then WE took off running," Folsom said.

Folsom says he heard the gunman yell at the rapper, "2 Chainz ... give it up."

The bodyguard says the whole situation was bizarre ... because the bad guys took 2 Chainz' wallet and cell phone ... but didn't touch his jewelry.

He also doesn't believe the robbers intended to hurt anyone ... because if they wanted to shoot 2 Chainz, they definitely had the opportunity ... but didn't. 

Folsom says he's convinced it was a setup ... but he doesn't explain WHY he believes the rapper was targeted or what the real motivation could have been.

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102 COMMENTS

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1.

Laura    

I think this whole robbery was contrived.

395 days ago
2.

ABB    

Not cowards? LOL! Did you see them scatter like roaches?

395 days ago
3.

who-me    

turd life

395 days ago
4.

darkaquarian    

Look at shoes, look @ my chucks... All my *****s run fast as f**k!

395 days ago
5.

samson    

How are you a coward for running away from bullets? They're not protecting the president. It's f'in 2 Chainz!

395 days ago
6.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

WTH! last I looked, you should be running if someone is pointing/shooting a gun at you

395 days ago
7.

Jaana    

Set up for real. Real gangsters wouldn't even want his cell phone, they would have grabbed his chains first.

395 days ago
8.

Dead account Delete at will    

S.F. is tight compact city. Thugs one block, rich homes the next. Anyone walking around flashing anything or acting tough will eventually get checked here. This was day time. Bet he doesn't have the balls to walk the streets at night.

395 days ago
9.

troince    

Zero Chainz

395 days ago
10.

fenuchi    

If it wasn't on video, the story would be much different. As it is though, scatter, eek!

395 days ago
11.

Bob    

How many actors do you see getting robbed by someone that worships their craft... Just another example on how Urban music rots the character. The teacher got robbed by the student.

395 days ago
12.

wj    

Following 2 Chains lead huh? Why was he the one in the back trying to catch up?

395 days ago
13.

oink    

Cowards, they ran like rats from a sinking ship LOL

395 days ago
14.

gbtw    

am i missing something? the WHY is that they just wanted easy dough. of course they didn't want his identifiable jewelery. you've got a rich dude walking in a poor part of town- of course they're going to ask for his wallet. do you know how desperate times are for some people? he probably had just been flashing cash around in one of the med marijuana places, and someone said- come get his money. they didn't want to hurt anyone, they just wanted a bit of cash that they knew was nothing to that guy. i don't get what any of the big questions are, here... that's the only question mark i have- why anyone thinks this is weird. do you think donald trump would be stupid enough to walk in a poor neighborhood with a wallet full of cash? if you're a celeb, and you got cash, you can't do that ****.

395 days ago
15.

Rob    

President Lincoln's first plan was to send all the blacks back to Africa. I wish I could take this video back and show him.... he might have gone with that plan.

395 days ago
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