2 Chainz Explains How He Copes With Negative Media Attention

2 Chainz says the scrutiny he receives from the media will die down once people realize "that we're roughly on the same team."

2 Chainz has made headlines this year, but not always for the best of reasons. In addition to a robbery at gunpoint this past Summer, the rapper was recently arrested during a tour bus drug bust.

In an interview on DJ Skee's "Skee Live," the Def Jam artist explained how he keeps the negative media scrunity from getting to him.

"You just keep it moving. I come from an urban, challenged background," he explained. "I come from an apartment...and a bunch of guys raised by single mothers. I made it in a lot of people's eyes. Once people, or the law, whoever figures that we're roughly on the same team, because I'm out here, basically just tryin' to feed my family. You know, paying taxes...and none of us are perfect. Let me be the first to say that."

The Artist Formerly Known as Tity Boi explained that he was hoping to live life that would hopefully serve as motivation for others. "But, just for me, I'm just trying to be some kind of example, some type of inspiration for someone that's behind someone that's coming up to know, 'You kinda got rights. You storta have rights.'"

"I'm successful, but I try to give back, I try to entertain, I try to be a people's person, I try not to be a jerk, I try to treat everybody the same," he added.

Watch the interview below:

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29 Comments

  • JASONNN

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/HBWVtv-JO1Y/mqdefault.jpg

  • ballsdeepinyobitch

    This nigga runs like he was on the track team in high school

  • Scott Madia

    If by that term you define me as a true fan that supports my favorite artists as my post accurately described, than I thank you for the compliment.. So nice to meet you, too.. anonymous.. TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • fredyyy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYPoDFil1r0

  • JASONNN 666

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6iHwKJrrk

  • Josephine R. Wilson

    my stepmum just purchased an awesome year old Mercedes SLK-Class Convertible only from working part time off a laptop... helpful site... www.Cafe44.com YES the drug dealer turned rapper is over with!!!!!!! THIS is the dawn of a new age : THE GAY, DRUG ADDICT TURNED RAPPER IS UPON US! THANKS WAYNE! HIP HOP IS DEAD!

  • Anonymous

    loool TRUUUUUUUUUU dat

  • Anonymous

    first world terrible "rapper" problems cry me a river son

  • Anonymous

    Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good videos on there too

  • Anonymous

    just listened to boats 2. all i can say is he is the worst rapper alive. how does this fool make money??? oh yeah dumb kids

  • Anonymous

    cope with it like how Em did...release a classic like the MMLP. www.eminemalbum2014.com

  • Scott Madia

    2 Chainz.. You don't try not to be a jerk, YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT A JERK.. YOU had the kind decency to laugh off & still be kind, regardless of how much from such a different walk of life that I am from, yet still allowed me and my never ending ball of energy force to run wild all around the tour bus and then signed EVERYTHING I had, clearly seeing that I would keep everything forever and that you are my favorite artist, I treasure the time you gave me, every autograph you have signed that I will keep forever & you and your team letting me watch your performance from the Stage! You and your music influence me in a way that no one else can, you allow me to have fun and enjoy the rare free time with the most sickest beats and excellent lyrical individuality and limitless talent you possess.. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...... 2 Chainz..... TRU!!!! New album, OUT 9/10 - ME TIME

    • Scott Madia

      If by that term you define me as a true fan that supports my favorite artists as my post accurately described, than I thank you for the compliment.. So nice to meet you, too.. anonymous.. TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Postedjust now | Reply

    • Anonymous

      Major groupie.

  • GUCCI MANE BLUE PRINT OF A REAL NIGGA

    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit.

  • COCA

    HIS CAMP PROBABLY LEAKS OUT ALL THESE STORIES... I SWEAR EVERY WEEK THERE'S AN ARTICLE ABOUT COPS FINDING DRUGS AND GUNS ON HIS TOUR BUS!

  • Anonymous

    all you people dat post comments you all haters for no reason.....tryin to hate on a niggur for making money

  • Elizabeth J. Hurst

    just as Miguel said I cant believe that anybody can make $9544 in four weeks on the internet. my latest blog post... www.Cafe44.com when i read the title..good thing it was just a regular person who died and not one of our idols that we worship for no apparent reason other than their wealth

  • Anonymous

    was did not that wack fuck who run harder then carl lewis when he was robbed?

  • kenajj

    come on guy take off the hoodie already

  • Anonymous

    wtf does the DX stand for

  • yeahsure

    he handles it buy eating fried chicken with the rest of his n!&&er family. There's not enough lotion to cover the ashyness that's on a spear chucker's body.

  • Anonymous

    we already knows how he handles negative media attention. He lies about it and goes into denial! LOL

  • Rab

    Oh that's right, because your a "entertainer" so all should just been set right for you? F that, serve your time, get that real hood pass, ha

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