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Oklahoma Vice: Rapper 2Chainz returns to OKC

Rapper 2 Chainz will return to Oklahoma City later this month after rumors he would never return after a 9-hour stand off with local police in 2013. 

2 Chainz will appear with EDM artist JAUZ at the first annual FriendzFest April 19 at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater, 3501 N.E. 10th.

— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) April 3, 2017

2Chainz and 10 people aboard his tour bus were arrested on Aug. 22, 2013, in Oklahoma City, after refusing police commands to get out for nine hours after. The rapper had performed the previous night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City A police officer pulled the bus over for a broken tail light and said he smelled marijuana on the bus.

The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor  charge of obstructing a police officer in the performance of his official duties and paid a $771 in fines and court costs in connection with the tour bus incident. 

2 Chainz "showed no reservations" about returning to Oklahoma City and is "very anxious to perform,"  Shawn Norman, president of XR Entertainment, a co producer of the concert said in a news release.  

Norman said that none of 2 Chainz past history with Oklahoma City was raised during negotiations for the concert.

“There had been a rumor that 2 Chainz would never perform in Oklahoma City again,” Norman said, “However, his camp has been totally straightforward and motivated to show his fans here a great time.”

Tickets for FriendzFest, featuring 2 Chainz and JAUZ are available, starting at $45 for general admission, at or call 1-877-987-6487.

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna Bailey joined The Oklahoman in January 2013 as a business writer. During her time at The Oklahoman, she has walked across Oklahoma City twice, once north-to-south down Western Avenue, and once east-to-west, tracing the old U.S. Route 66.... Read more ›