When you reach a certain level of fame people tend to treat you different. 2 Chainz of all people should know this. The "I'm Different" rapper learned an important lesson about the preferential treatment fame can afford you Thursday night in Maryland.
The Grammy-nominated hip hop star, born Tauheed Epps, was arrested by Maryland state troopers following a traffic stop in Easton, Maryland. Though there were six other people in the Ford van during the stop, 2 Chainz was the only person detained and charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
According to the local news outlet, WBOC 16, police issued a citation to 2 Chainz and released him without bond.
Ever the showman, 2 Chainz still made it to his scheduled gig at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was the headlining act at the school’s homecoming event. Chainz posted a picture on Twitter from the stage with the caption, "Show must go on much love UMES."
He later discussed the arrest on Twitter.
"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 f-k u know? Haha wut [sic] a Valentine’s day!!!" he wrote.
The rapper is expected to pay a small fine in the case.
As you can tell from the image above he was a pretty popular guest during his short stay in jail.
"Locked me up and then wanted pictures smh."
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