Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for obstructing a police officer in Oklahoma City. The Atlanta rapper was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a nine-hour standoff with police. 2 Chainz had just performed in concert with rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne hours earlier.
UK’s Daily Mail reports that the rapper’s tour bus was pulled over when officers observed a broken tail light. After pulling the bus over, police detected the pungent aroma of marijuana in the air and attempted to board the bus, but the occupants locked the bus and prevented the police from boarding.
When the bus occupants refused to exit the bus, the vehicle was towed — occupants and all — to a nearby police training facility.
The 35-year-old rapper made headlines in June when he was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in the San Francisco bay area. The brazen robbers later posted a photo of the 2 Chainz’s driver’s license and VISA debit card on a social networking website.
The driver of the vehicle was quickly arrested but officers had to wait until the next morning to obtain a warrant to gain entry onto the bus.
While obtaining the warrant, police towed the large touring vehicle to a nearby law enforcement training facility.
On Thursday morning, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was arrested along with 10 other people on charges of obstructing a police officer, according to Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.
According to Wardlow investigators obtained a warrant and all 11 people came off the bus around 9 a.m.
They were arrested on the obstruction charge and booked into Oklahoma County Jail on Thursday afternoon.
Wardlow also reported that investigators found narcotics on the bus, but don’t know to whom those belonged. She said more charges could be filed later.