2 Chainz Charged with Obstruction of Justice over Oklahoma City Bus Incident
Published Dec 24, 2013Four months after a run-in with Oklahoma City authorities last summer, rapper 2 Chainz has now been formally charged with obstruction of justice during the incident.
All Hip Hop reports that the misdemeanour charge was laid against 2 Chainz today (December 24). The incident occurred August 21 outside of Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, where 2 Chainz had played as part of Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" tour.
Police had apparently asked the rapper and his entourage to leave their tour bus after noticing smoke by the door and a faulty taillight. The obstruction of justice charge comes into play because the rapper had refused to do so.
Despite the police report stating that "an overwhelming odor of marijuana" was coming from the bus, no drug charges are being laid against 2 Chainz. If found guilty, he faces one year in prison and a fine of $1,000.
In response to the charges, 2 Chainz took to Twitter today and posted, "So the fact that OKC is charging me with obstruction months after pulling my bus over And finding nothing lets me know the devil is busy."
Earlier this year, he weighed in on the incident with MTV, letting them know that he doesn't "do anything criminal" on tour.
"You're not gonna find a kilo on my bus. You're not gonna find an unregistered reason. I went to work all last year. I paid taxes. I did everything I was supposed to do," he said. "So maybe people need to start aiming at some criminals. For me, I'm cold turkey on all criminal activities. I don't wanna do anything criminal. It's just about wasting your time, my time and taxpayers' money."