Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Maryland on Thursday, and could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for the misdemeanor charge. Authorities reportedly found a marijuana grinder in 2 Chainz’s van during a traffic stop, and placed him under arrest. He was later released, but officers had a photo taken alongside the star before he left. Though he was smiling in the shot, 2 Chainz seemed none too happy with the situation when he posted the photo on Twitter.
“Locked me up and then wanted pictures smh,” he wrote. “We went to jail for a grinder??? REALLY???”
The rapper managed to make his scheduled performance at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s homecoming, and said the paraphernalia belonged to a member of his entourage. All in all, the Grammy nominee spoke positively of his unique Valentine’s Day, tweeting his fans: “I work hard and pray even harder, we gone always b good yall.”
2 Chainz wasn’t the only rapper to find himself in the midst of a Valentine’s Day controversy. Vulgar lyrics on a remix of Future’s “Karate Chop” landed Lil Wayne in the crosshairs of several black leaders. On the track, Lil Wayne compared the torture and murder of civil rights icon Emmett Till to rough sex, prompting Future’s record label to take action to have the song removed from the Internet.
Stevie Wonder, who considers Lil Wayne a friend, joined in on the criticism of the lyrics, questioning the guidance of those around the rapper.
“You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said, according to The Associated Press. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’”
Though Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid apologized to the Till family, neither Wayne nor his label have made any public comments since the controversy began earlier in the week.
Chris Brown finally managed to get something positive out of Twitter, when Adele came to his defense against his crowd of critics. A photo of the pair from Tuesday night’s Grammy Awards gave the impression that the singer was yelling at Brown, when in fact it was just the opposite was happening.
“Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually,” Adele tweeted, correcting harsh social media users.
“Pleasure to meet u @OfficialAdele I heard your words and that’s all that matters. Thank u for speaking the truth. CB,” Brown tweeted in reply.