OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City discovered two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun along with some prescription painkillers and marijuana residue on a tour bus occupied by rapper 2 Chainz and 10 other men, according to documents filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
The men were arrested Aug. 22 after refusing to get off the bus following a traffic stop. The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, had performed with Lil Wayne and T.I. in Oklahoma City the previous night.
2 Chainz and the others were charged with obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor. All were released after paying $2,000 bail.
The Oklahoman newspaper reports police who searched the bus found two .40-caliber semi-automatic pistols and a partial box of ammunition for them, according to the documents. Twenty shells for the 12-gauge shotgun also were seized.
Police found the prescription medications hydrocodone and Flexeril but without prescriptions, according to the search warrant return. Officers also reported discovering marijuana residue along with metal grinders and smoking papers with marijuana residue.
An affidavit filed last week says an officer pulled over the bus on Interstate 40 because its rear taillights were not working.
The officer smelled marijuana when the driver opened the door, the affidavit says, and the officer “could actually see smoke inside the bus around the door.” The affidavit also says a passenger on the bus, Abdullah Mujahid, shook his head “no” when he was ordered to get off and held up a small copy of the U.S. Constitution.
The Atlanta-based rapper, initially known as Tity Boi, was a member of the rap duo Playaz Circle before going solo. His 2012 debut album, “Based on a T.R.U. Story,” topped the Billboard charts. His new album, “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,” is set to be released.
Rappers With a College Degree
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1. Honorary: Diddy spent some time at Howard University but never finished. This year he received an honorary Doctorate.
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2. Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) Glover graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art.
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3. Honorary: Lil Wayne went to the University of Houston before transferring to the University of Phoenix to take classes online.
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4. Mos Def graduated from NYU
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5. Honorary: Common attended Florida A&M for two years with an academic scholarship
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6. Camron graduated from junior college in Texas
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7. 2 Chainz graduated from Alabama State University
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8. Lil Jon graduated high school, finished college at Ohio State University in '93 and straight into the music biz. (AP)
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9. Producer, Singer Ryan Leslie has a Degree in Government & Economics from Harvard University. (PR Photos)
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10. J. Cole has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a minor in Business from St. John's University. (AP)
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11. Joe Torry has a Degree in Mass Communications from Lincoln University. (PR Photos)
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12. David Banner has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Southern University. (PR Photos)
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13. Young MC has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Southern California. (PR Photos)
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14. Ludacris has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Management from Georgia State University. (AP)
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15. Public Enemy's Chuck D. has a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from Adelphi University (New York) (PR Photos)
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16. M.I.A. She completed a program in fine art, film and video at London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. AP
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17. Ice Cube earned a degree in Architecture from Phoenix Institue of Technology in 1988. (PR Photos)
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18. Stat Quo has a Bachelor's in International Business & Economics from the University of Florida. (TheUrbanDaily)
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19. Rapper Sage Francis earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 1999. (Twitter)
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20. Talib Kweli has a New York University Theatre and Arts Degree. (Photo: AP)
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21. Flava Flav earned degrees in Radio Communications & Business from Adelphi University. (Photo: AP)
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22. MC Solaar earned degrees in Languages and Philosophy from the Jussieu Campus of the University of Paris. (Tumblr)
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23. Musta Ace earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. (Tumblr)
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24. Rumor has it that Plies graduated from a four year college in Miami with a Degree in Nursing. (Photo: EURweb)
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25. The late great GURU (Keith Elam) earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College
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