Rap star 2 Chainz says he's sad as hell to see the Atlanta Falcons trade his good friend Julio Jones ... but tells TMZ Sports he's still gonna support his guy by coppin' his new Titans jersey!!
Of course, the "Grey Area" MC is a diehard Dirty Birds fan ... and has been tight with JJ over the years.
Now that the Falcons are entering their first season since 2011 without Julio ... we had to ask how 2 Chainz is holding up.
"I'm bummed out about it, man," Julio told us outside Amiri on Rodeo Drive. "I'm a Falcons fan, but "I'm a Julio fan. He's a great friend of mine."
"I'm a huge Julio fan," he added. "Somebody today called me about the suites up there at the Falcons. I don't know how I feel yet."
2 Chainz explains Falcons fans had a strong relationship with Julio ... which is why it stings to see him go.
But, good news for Julio -- 2 Chainz says he's gonna be sure to get Jones' new #2 jersey with the Titans ... after all, the number couldn't be more perfect.
We also chatted about the Hawks and just how much money he's been making off their wins ... and how much he threw down for Friday night's game!!