Yesterday afternoon, TMZ reported that Georgia rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York, after a weapon was discovered in his luggage.
What was the weapon exactly? A stylish 4-finger ring, perhaps not unlike the one below:
Though 4-finger rings are in vogue right now, you might notice that this particular model looks a lot like brass knuckles. Law enforcement must have made the same connection, because 2 Chainz was booked for carrying brass knuckles (an illegal weapon) in his carry-on bag. In an interview with MTV News, 2 Chainz said that he spent 8 or 9 hours behind bars, and was eventually released after pleading guilty to an unrelated unspecified charge.
Fader Magazine ran a feature on 2 Chainz in February called “Things I Carry,” which asks popular artists to empty their pockets and give people a look at their acoutrements. Here’s what 2 Chainz was carrying in February:
Call me crazy, but I can see at least three other options here that might serve better as weapons than some flimsy 4-finger ring. Maybe one of those two (2) massive chains (Chainz) could be used to choke someone out. That giant YSL belt could surely be used as a whip. And if you were in a pinch, you could light that giant wad of cash on fire with the lighter, and make a moltov cocktail with a discarded Hennessy bottle. VIOLENCE IS EVERYWHERE.
This got us thinking — if the TSA is cracking down on 2 Chainz for his fancy ring, other rappers must be subjected to the same level of scrutiny. What then, are the top 5 accidental weapons in hip-hop today?
5. Rick Ross’ Boss Chain
If you whipped that thing around above your head, it would definitely have the same effect as one of those medieval mace things.
4. Flava Flav’s Viking Hat
Even the most skilled matador can’t dodge Flav when he’s in attack mode.
3. Lil Wayne’s Grill
A couple of chomps, and you’ll lose half of the fingers on your right hand. Lil Wayne is hip-hop’s snapping turtle. Also, watch out for his skateboard. He could brandish that thing like a baseball bat.
2. Drake’s Leather Gloves
Nothing says “I’m going to strangle you” like unnecessary black leather gloves. Very O.J. Simpson of you, Drizzy. If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.
1. Nicki Minaj’s Butt
Call it Pandora’s Butt. This rump has the power to seduce you, then toss you to the ground with one thunderous booty shake.