OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who pulled over the tour bus of rapper 2 Chainz “smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana” when the driver opened the door, a police affidavit says.
Eleven people, including 2 Chainz, were arrested Thursday after refusing to get off the bus for about nine hours following the 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 night before.
The affidavit, filed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court, says the officer pulled over the bus on Interstate 40 early Thursday morning because none of the rear taillights on the passenger side were working.
The officer smelled marijuana when the driver of the bus, identified as Sedric A. Brooks, opened the door, the affidavit says, and the officer “could actually see smoke inside the bus around the door.”
The officer then ordered Brooks back on the bus, the document said, after which Brooks “quickly shut the door” and said he wasn’t authorized to let the officer in.
The affidavit also says that a passenger on the bus, Abdullah Mujahid, shook his head “no” when ordered to get off the bus and held up a small copy of the U.S. Constitution.
The other occupants of the bus also refused to leave, so officers towed it to a nearby police training facility. The occupants finally walked off the bus after investigators obtained a search warrant.
2 Chainz and the others were charged with obstructing a police officer. All were released after paying $2,000 bail.
Investigators say they found narcotics on the bus and that more charges could be filed later.
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 next month.
Earlier this year, 2 Chainz was acquitted of marijuana charges he faced after a traffic stop on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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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