2 Chainz is a free man following his arrest at New York City’s LaGuardia airport. Officials alerted the police after mistaking his four-finger ring pendant for a deadly weapon. However, upon further inspection at NYPD headquarters 2 Chainz was released.
The rapper didn’t clarify if he is still facing charges but recounted the ordeal with MTV News (view video here).
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” 2 Chainz told MTV News in an exclusive telephone interview. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff.”
Fellow Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music Records artist and friend Big Sean took to Twitter to explain the mix up right after news broke of 2 Chainz’s arrest: “2 Chainz ain’t have no brass knuckles, it was a 4 finger ring that spelled hood. We had a shoot yesturday n he was rockin em.”
Once word spread about the brass knuckles being nothing more than some customized ring setting, the buzz on 2 Chainz doing something foolish died down.