Popular hip hop artist 2 Chainz, a.k.a. Tauhed Epps, 35, was arrested in Oklahoma City in the early morning hours of August 22, along with 11 of his entourage, “less than 24 hours after performing with Lil’ Wayne at the Chesapeake Energy Center.”
On Thursday morning, according to KFOR, the Oklahoma City Police pulled over 2 Chainz’s tour bus on I-40 after witnessing the bus had a broken tail light.
A spokesperson for the police said that after approaching the tour bus, the cops “noticed there was evidence of drug usage.”
Then things got interesting, and mildly humorous.
Although one person from the tour bus disembarked peacefully and was taken into police custody, 10 others from the entourage locked themselves inside the tour bus.
So, Oklahoma City’s finest towed the bus, with everyone locked inside.
After securing a search warrant for the tour bus, police arrested 2 Chainz and the rest of his posse.
KFOR shared the names of those arrested:
- Rapper 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), 35-year-old Tauhed Epps
- 31-year-old Cedric Brooks
- 52-year-old Abdullah Mujahid
- 43-year-old Rory Smith
- 37-year-old Jermaine Simister
- 29-year-old Stethen Boykin
- 32-year-old Jack Brown
- 26-year-old Marshall Sudderth
- 38-year-old Robert Jordan
- 36-year-old Leon Smith
- 28-year-old Bryan Gathii
All 11, including 2 Chainz, were charged with obstructing a public officer and then released from jail.
Regarding their time in the Oklahoma City slammer, one of the arrestees stated, “they treated us s****y, abused our rights!”
In addition to the light, police claim they found narcotics on the bus.
2 Chainz denied there were drugs on the bus, when he tweeted:
Don't ask me ask OKC police department what they found on the bus,,,,u won't get an answer because nuthn was found
An investigation is currently underway to try and determine who actually owned the drugs found on board. The tour bus remains confiscated by the Oklahoma City Police Department.
2 Chainz has a history of two drug arrests, with one conviction.
The popular rapper is expected to perform this Sunday on the MTV Video Music Awards show.
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