While you were sleeping, the Hair Weave Killer, was getting locked up in Maryland. On Valentines Day, 2 Chainz (real name Tauheed Epps) was arrested while enroute to a show at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). While the details are still fuzzy, here’s what we know thus far.
According to 2 Chainz, he and his camp were headed to the university, when they were somehow pulled over and it was discovered that someone (2 Chainz) had a weed grinder. After the incident, 2 Chainz tweeted what happened, writing:
UMES we on the way , dam police f*ckn wit a n*gga , we fina turnUP…Locked me up and then Wanted pictures smh..We to jail for a grinder??? REALLY??? Show must go on much love UMES…I work hard and pray even harder , we gone always b good yall….Not to mention my security said it was his and they said , he don’t smoke ,, how da fuk u know? Haha wut a valentines day!!!
Here’s 2 Chainz at UMES, after his release.
In any event, this isn’t the Atlanta rappers first time having a run-in with police. Last year, he was arrested for having brass knuckles. He recounted the story to MTV, saying:
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag. It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff. … I do exclusive pieces. My pieces are actual conversation pieces, like, literally. When you see my gold, when you see my stuff, it’s something to conversate about. People weren’t doing four-finger rings and all that. I just like to set myself apart, so I definitely wasn’t trying to beat nobody up on the airplane or nothing.”
Stay tuned, as we get more facts about his UMES arrest. P.S. Does a weed grinder warrant an arrest?