Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at New York City's La Guardia airport after his jewelry set off the metal detectors at the security checkpoint. The colorful rap star was charged with possession of a criminal weapon this afternoon [May 22] after TSA officials found a four-finger ring in his bag that they thought were brass knuckles.
After wearing the ring on Sunday night in Atlanta, 2 Chainz flew into New York on Monday with the piece in tow without incident. It wasn't until he tried to leave the city today that he ran into problems.
According to TMZ, the rapper, who was recently named spokesman for the 2012 "Respect My Vote!" campaign, is still in custody.
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