“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Will Forte stops off at the Cinefamily Theatre in Los Angeles as he promotes his new movie, “Nebraska,” with with Bruce Dern.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Hugh Hefner, who founded Playboy in 1953 and turned it into a multimedia empire, remains the magazine’s editor in chief.(Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times)
Actor Vin Diesel is the producer and star of the sci-fi thriller “Riddick.”(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Director Guillermo del Toro, in the mixing studio at Warner Bros. in Burbank, has a new movie coming out called “Pacific Rim,” a shot of which is on in the background, about an alien attack threatening the Earth’s existence. Giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
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.
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.