Nationally known rapper 2 Chainz has been charged with a misdemeanor, accused of refusing police commands to exit a tour bus during a traffic stop in August in Oklahoma City.
The Atlanta-based rapper — whose real name is Tauheed Epps — is charged with obstructing an officer in the performance of his official duties.
If convicted, Epps, 36, faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The bus driver, Sedric Arozell Brooks, and a passenger, Abdullah Qawi Mujahid, were charged with the same misdemeanor. A bodyguard, Rory Dorell Smith, was charged with a felony, possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The rapper performed Aug. 21 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena with Lil Wayne.
An Oklahoma City police officer stopped the bus early Aug. 22 on Interstate 40 after noticing it had a defective taillight. The officer reported smelling “an overwhelming odor of marijuana” when the driver got out of the bus. The officer also reported seeing “smoke on the bus around the door.”
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