2 Chainz has had a tough week. On Tuesday (June 11) the charismatic rapper was arrested at Los Angeles’ LAX airport for attempting to bring Promethazine and marijuana onto a plane. That news came following reports that he’d been robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco on Monday. While 2 Chainz downplayed the story on his Twitter account, TMZ has obtained and released security camera footage showing that the incident was actually quite serious.
In the clip above, the MC and his crew are casually walking down the street when an armed man in a white shirt and red cap runs up from the street. The entire entourage scatters and the assailant actually goes skipping after them. Footage from a second camera shows a second gunman wearing a black hoodie. Chainz trips and falls, and the robber stands over him for a few moments before running back down the street, possibly carrying the rapper’s property.
TMZ’s initial report claimed police showed up to the scene on a “shots fired” complaint, and that Chainz’ wallet had been stolen. Later on Twitter, he wrote, “Rule #1 if a rapper gets robbed people usually post items that has been taken. Rings, chains, watch , money etc. 2 answer that question. Rule#2 if a rapper gets shot he usually go to hospital or dies. Rule# 3 we definitely got geeked up in San Fran , best smoke in the world. 2 blessed 2 stress.”
We’re not sure if that last one was a rule, but we wouldn’t blame dude for being a lil’ tense.