He’s been quiet about the events until late this week, when the Atlanta rapper recounted the robbery during an interview with local radio station Hot 107.9.
“I saw the gun first,” 2 Chainz said. “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.”
He continued, saying didn’t realize it was a real robbery attempt … at first. “When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole ‘nother gun,” he added. “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.”
According to 2 Chainz, the robber nabbed his wallet … and was looking for money, but he didn’t have it. “He said, ‘Where dem bandz at?’ And I said, ‘I ain’t got no bandz on me.’ ”
When police arrived on the scene after the incident, 2 Chainz was uncooperative. He says it made him open his eyes… and beef up his security.
“At the end of the day, it’s just a part of me growing as an artist, me becoming more pop, me becoming a superstar,” the rapper explained. “This was a sign. The only thing it made me do was have another meeting about getting better security around me.”