Police discovered two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun, along with some prescription painkillers and marijuana residue, on a tour bus occupied by Tauheed Epps — better known as rapper 2 Chainz — and 10 other men, according to papers filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
Additional details in the arrest of Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, which took place late last week in Oklahoma City, are beginning to surface thanks to the release of a police affidavit filed on Monday (August 26).
According to Yahoo News, the affidavit states that the police officer involved first “smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana" when the door to the tour bus was opened by the vehicle’s driver, Sedric A. Brooks. The officer then witnessed what he says was “smoke inside the bus around the door.”
Following the Oklahoma City officer’s observations, he then attempted to board the bus, but was unable to after Brooks’ “quickly” closed the door.
One passenger onboard 2 Chainz’ tour bus then presented a miniature copy of the U.S. Constitution when asked by authorities to get off the bus.
Due to the unwillingness of the passenger’s to get off the vehicle, it was then towed to a police training facility. At this point, those on the bus were forced to evacuate due to a search warrant.
2 Chainz and the others on the bus were then arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer. Those involved were released shortly after.
The entire incident took place on the morning of August 22 shortly after the “Feds Watching” rapper took part in Lil Wayne & T.I.'s America's Most Wanted Tour.
Although 2 Chainz may have found himself in quite the legal debacle due to the tour bus incident, the rapper was still present at the Atlanta album listening party for B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time this week. 2 Chainz may have been in high spirits during his listening party, but during an interview taped shortly after, the Southside emcee seemed regretful as he reminisced on his days selling drugs.
“When you on the block or when you trying to feed your family, in the case that we were doing, you don’t realize how ill it is,” said 2 Chainz while speaking with Nitecap With Peter Bailey. “How wrong it is. You know what I mean? I remember, when we used to start thinking ‘Crack is wack. We need to stop.’ I remember when it finally hit us, but I remember—like today, just before my listening party I had a bunch of my friends over from the past and we just reminisced about when we did this. Like it don’t seem real.”
2 Chainz’ full interview with Peter Bailey can be found below.
UPDATE: Though some details of the arrest were reported in late August (above), new developments have surfaced about this case due to court documents filed Tuesday (September 3). According to the court documents, police reportedly found two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun on 2 Chainz' tour bus, as per The Oklahoman. Police also reportedly found prescription painkillers and marijuana residue on the tour bus according to The Oklahoman, which also reports that charges are pending for Chainz and members of his entourage.
Update: September 4