Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has finally come clean on what really went down last weekend in San Francisco following the release of security footage showing him being attacked by gunmen.
According to Chainz, the only reason he fled the scene was because of the weapon one of the robbers had.
“I saw the gun first,” 2 Chainz told Emperor Searcy, Mz Shyneka and Mister Smith. “It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn’t really hold it. The gun was so big. That’s what made me take off running. … When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole ‘nother gun. … That’s when I knew it wasn’t like an episode of Punk’d. I was like this is real…I had bullet fragments in my hair…I think he thought he shot me. … I’m just excited about life. I’m so turnt up, you can’t turn me down. … I’m just geeked about life. Then when I saw the footage, I’m like it was real. They was on my a**!’ This was a sign. That’s all it was. I come from this.” (Hot 107.9)
Earlier in the week, Chainz’s hired muscle Hammer Strength said the entire crew were approached by three gunmen shortly after arriving in California.
“We went downtown to San Francisco — it’s broad daylight, like 4:30 in the afternoon. People were walking around and everything — all of a sudden three dudes just jumped out with huge guns, .357 Magnums. They pointed the guns at us and we was like ‘Whoa!’ We thought it was a joke for a minute. We looked at them, we stopped, kinda paused. We thought it was a joke. Then all we heard was, ‘2 Chainz give it up.’ So we like stood there and didn’t do anything, and we kinda like froze, ’cause we wanted to see if this was real. All of a sudden, the next thing you know, 2 Chainz kinda like backed up a little bit. And then he said, ‘Give it up. Give it up.’ And then all of a sudden he took off. He took off running first. When he took off running, we took off running. Then all of a sudden these dudes, they just start shooting. I don’t know where they shot at.” (Power 107.5)
Along with revealing what items Chainz lost, Hammer said they believe it was a setup.
“TMZ got it all like we just left and left him standing there, and we just took off. But he started running first, and we took off after he took off. So I don’t know what they trying to make it seem like. The bottom line is he just fell, the dude he grabbed his wallet from him, and his cell phone from him, and that’s all they took. He has his chains on him, his bracelet and all that, and all his jewelry with him and they ain’t touch none of that. All they did is they got his wallet, and like I said, he ain’t got no money in his wallet. The bottom line is, man, it was a setup. We know it was a setup so, that’s why he told the police we will handle it.” (Power 107.5)
In the leaked footage, the Atlanta rapper is shown with his entourage trying to escape the robbery.
TMZ has obtained EXPLOSIVE VIDEO of 2 Chainz and his crew being robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco this weekend … and the footage shows the chaotic moments as the rapper and his crew desperately ran for their lives. 2 Chainz and his entourage were casually walking down the street Sunday afternoon when at least 2 men approached the crew and pointed guns at them … one in a white shirt, the other in a black hoodie. 2 Chainz and his crew immediately scattered — frantically trying to sprint down the street while the gunmen chased after them. (TMZ)