2 Chainz arrested on drug charges at LAX, reports say

2 Chainz, at the premiere of "Fast & Furious 6," has reportedly been arrested on drug charges.
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As tours of California go, 2 Chainz is probably ready for this one to be over.

Just days after the rapper was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in downtown San Francisco, the MC was arrested Tuesday at LAX on drug charges, according to various reports, including Billboard and Rolling Stone.

According to reports quoting police, the 35-year-old rapper born Tauheed Epps was removed from an outbound flight waiting to take off and arrested after a TSA search of his checked baggage yielded marijuana and promethazine. The latter, when mixed with codeine and soft drinks, is a key ingredient in “sizzurp” or “lean,” the dangerous drink popularized by Southern rap artists.


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It’s not 2 Chainz’s first brush with the law this year. In February, he was arrested after police reported finding marijuana on his tour bus, but he was later found not guilty.

In the meantime, while we are home-state partisans, we wouldn’t at all blame Chainz for buying the first ticket back to his hometown of Atlanta.


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