Posted by Newson 05/22/2012 at 6:19 PM
Sure enough—check the TSA website, and it’s listed clear as day under their “Martial Arts & Self Defense” items: “Brass Knuckles: Carry On, No, Checked, Yes.” Too bad Georgia rapper 2 Chainz didn’t check that before trying to pass through security at LaGuardia Airport in New York. His concealed weapon (hah) was discovered, the fuzz was alerted, and he was escorted off the premises and into a police car for “misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon.” So, uh, if you were planning on catching 2 Chainz at his North Carolina gig tonight…bad news.
We here at Popdust understand that airport security is no laughing matter, so we’ll try to keep the cheap jokes to a minimum. But seriously—brass knuckles? The cops are needed for this? Wouldn’t a slightly-past-its-prime chicken salad sandwich be infinitely more dangerous? What’s the worst that 2 Chainz is gonna do with a set of brassies—intimidate the person next to him into not talking to him during the in-flight screening of We Bought a Zoo? (Just kidding—they would never show a whole in-flight movie for a mere NYC-Carolina voyage.)
A 2 Chainz rep tells TMZ his team is “handling the situation.” Uh-oh, someone’s getting a forehead indentation tonight!
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