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2 Chainz Arrest

Cops Say Rapper's Friend

Waved Around Constitution

8/27/2013 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NEWSFLASH: holding up a copy of the U.S. Constitution in a cop's face will NOT stop him from arresting you -- at least that's what one of 2 Chainz' entourage members learned last week, shortly before he and the rapper got busted.

As we reported, 2 Chainz and ten other people on his tour bus were all arrested last week following a concert in Oklahoma City ... after police accused them of smoking weed on board.

You'll recall, cops pulled over 2 Chainz' bus because of a busted taillight, but upon approaching the vehicle ... cops say they smelled pot and attempted to search the bus.

But the driver refused to let cops on board -- and according to the police affidavit which was just released, one of the bus' passengers actually held a physical copy of the U.S. Constitution against the bus window ... "as if challenging officers" with his civil rights.

Fact is: the police DID have probable cause to enter the bus because they smelled pot and saw smoke inside ... but the rapper and his entourage decided to assert their non-existent civil liberties anyway.

In the end, officers towed 2 Chainz' bus and its passengers to a police lot -- where it sat for hours while cops obtained a search warrant -- and everyone was eventually arrested, 2 Chainz included.

The United States Constitution ... it doesn't work that way.

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Celeb Gossip Addict    

They smelled smoke from outside of a bus where I'm sure the windows were closed huh? They saw smoke and knew for a fact it wasn't a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc huh? Please be sure to let us know when this case is dismissed. A first year law student can get this thing tossed.

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17.

Rich     

Next they will call Obama

400 days ago
18.

Bob    

I doubt there's a member of 2Chainz entourage who could even spell "Constitution"

400 days ago
19.

VonKitty    

Ha! Can't say they didn't have it coming.

400 days ago
20.

Sargio    

That was a dumb move by some dumb people...almost as dumb the majority of comments posted here.

400 days ago
21.

Sargio    

Derp, me make joke bout Obama, me high brow white man.

400 days ago
22.

lol    

The smell of pot is a blanket accusation cops throw out there so it seems like they have a legit reason for wanting to search someone's vehicle.

400 days ago
23.

wonkers    

Windows on buss tinted so dark you can't see. Yes they saw smoke (cigarettes?) Smelled pot on buss with no open windows and environmentaly sealed up. Looks like the police were lying. They probably broke the taillight the night before.

Oh, I can't stand rappers and what they stand for and to me this is a set up.

400 days ago
24.

C.C    

ok... JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER

400 days ago
25.

Bob Jenkins    

Actually TMZ, the 4th amendment was designed to protect citizens in this exact situation. A pig saying "I smell pot" is proof of nothing but a liar with a badge. How about everytime a cop says "I smell pot" and no pot is found, what then?

You know what was the law until just last century? Women couldn't vote.

You know what was the law until the 60s? Segregation.

Same goes for interracial marriage, gay marriage, and now weed.

Well, it's the law!! Just obey even if you don't like it!!! There's some serious dip****s on here. People who deserve the inbred ignorant brains they've inherited or were brainwashed into.

400 days ago
26.

tom    

Thats so funny. Go 2 chainz and crew. Its very impressive that they had a copy of the Constitution on them. They werent charged with drug possession, score one for 2chainz and crew. F*ck the police.

400 days ago
27.

Knownbutunknown     

Yeah, the constitution seem to never quite works right for blacks people...if you don't believe that, then google "Jim Crow".

400 days ago
28.

BAM    

Damn Bruh! 2 Chainz You Won't Have Enough Money If You Keep This Up, You Will Only Be Able 2 Afford "One Chain" LOL

400 days ago
29.

Toilethead    

Is there a single (c)rapper who isn't a dumbass?

400 days ago
30.

IceGypsy    

If he'd learn to ignore them, they'll get bored and go away. they are there because he gives them a show every time they show up

399 days ago
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