Rapper 2 Chainz arrested following a nine-hour tour bus standoff
2 Chainz was among 11 men arrested following a nine-hour standoff over access to his tour bus. After police stopped the rapper’s vehicle in an Oklahoma traffic stop, its occupants refused to let officers climb on board and search for drugs.
“This shit will make u go crazy,” 2 Chainz tweeted on Thursday afternoon. “Our bus gets pulled [over once] a week and they always say ‘I smell weed I need to search ur bus’. Sht gets tiring.”
2 Chainz’s tweet describes what seems to have happened around midnight on Wednesday, when police pulled over a bus on Oklahoma’s Interstate 40. According to Sergeant Jennifer Wardlow, the vehicle was stopped due to a broken taillight; as the driver exited, police “found evidence of drug use”.
That wasn’t the end of the story. Having only recently been found not guilty of drugs charges, 2 Chainz wasn’t willing to accommodate police investigators. Once the driver was outside the bus, the people inside closed and locked the door. They reportedly insisted on seeing a search warrant – setting off a night-long deadlock.
In the very early morning, warrants are slow to be drawn up. “I work [too] hard for this,” 2 Chainz tweeted at 5:33 am. Around 7:30 am, officers towed the rapper’s bus to a police training centre and finally served the occupants with a warrant. 2 Chainz and his entire entourage were arrested “on complaints of interfering with official process”, Wardlow told News OK. Although police say although drugs were found on the vehicle, detectives are still trying to determine whom they belong to and whether charges will be pressed.
2 Chainz has denied that there were any drugs on the bus. “Too blessed too stress,” he tweeted after finally being released. The 35-year-old MC is currently on a US tour, opening for Lil Wayne and promoting his aptly named new single, Feds Watching. Earlier this summer, 2 Chainz’s track with Wiz Khalifa We Own It (Fast & Furious) reached No 6 on the UK singles charts.
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