Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at NYC's LaGuardia Airport this week for packing what TSA officials called "brass knuckles" in his carry-on luggage.
It turns out it was just his four-finger ring, but police weren't buying it and 2 Chainz, a.k.a. Tity Boi, had to spend a few hours in jail as a result.
Not only that, police confiscated his jewelry as well. Tough break.
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” 2 Chainz told MTV News in a surprisingly upbeat interview after the fact.
“It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff.” Word ... we've all been there, right?
Police charged him with misdemeanor possession of a weapon. "The knuckles were in his personal bag and sounded the alarm," an officer said.
“I do exclusive pieces. My pieces are actual conversation pieces, like literally. When you see my gold, it’s something to conversate about,” he explained.
“People weren't doing four-finger rings and all that. I like to set myself apart ... I definitely wasn’t trying to beat nobody up on the plane or nothing.”
2 Chainz eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser unspecified charge, but never did get his jewels back ... or the designer case he totes them in.
“Yeah they took it from me, they took the custom Louis [Vuitton] case that I actually keep the jewelry in, they took that. I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
“Me just trying to explain it was getting too frustrating, it was just me there trying to explain my occupation ... It was like a weird experience.”
Undoubtedly, 2 Chainz. Undoubtedly.