I don’t really get 2 Chainz, but I know I love him. He seems to spend a lot of time maxin’ and relaxin’, and I must be right about that because he was arrested in Maryland on Thursday after a routine speeding stop for marijuana possession. Hilariously, the police who took him into custody wanted pictures, and 2 Chainz himself also tweeted/Instagrammed one of the resulting photos.
From E Online:
Sgt. Marc Black, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police, told E! News that a van carrying 2 Chainz (real name: Tauheed Epps) was first stopped for going 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. “Upon approaching the van, an odor of marijuana was smelled coming from the vehicle,” Black explained. “A probable cause search was executed and a backpack was found with a grinder and trace evidence of marijuana.”
From there, the rapper “took ownership for the backpack and was arrested,” said Black. “There were seven other people in the car, but he was the only one arrested.”
He was then transported and released with a criminal citation. He had two charges: Possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
According to the police, 2 Chainz was “cooperative.”
Well, I imagine he was cooperative since he probably wanted to, you know, get out of jail and not face further charges for resisting arrest or whatever. On a serious note, it was pretty inappropriate for law enforcement professionals to interrupt a legal process for a fan photo. I’ve seen Whole Foods cashiers get fired for asking Salt from Salt ‘n’ Pepa for her autograph, and she probably welcomed the attention. This is just a bit much.