2 Chainz was charged with felony drug possession after being arrested at L.A.X. ten months ago.
Last June, we reported that 2 Chainz was nabbed by L.A.X. security for having marijuana and promethazine in his checked baggage. Now, TMZ reports that the Atlanta rapper has been charged with one count of codeine possession, an offense punishable by up to three years in prison.
Originally thought to have been arrested merely for possession of less than an ounce of weed, 2 Chainz now faces a much more serious offense, as he would have only received a misdemeanor for having that much pot in California. Still, this is not Tity's most serious crime of the last year -- in August, police found semi-automatic weapons and several varieties of drugs on his tour bus.Â
2 Chainz is scheduled to be arraigned next week, and for the sake ofÂ B.O.A.T.S. III, let's hope he shrugs off the charges. We certainly don't want to see the rapper who once titled a mixtapeÂ Codeine Cowboy thrown behind bars for his love of lean.
[UPDATE: 2 Chainz Pleads Not Guilty In Court]
A quick update today on 2 Chainz' felony charge stemming from his encounter with L.A.X. security. Tity Boi appeared in court today, and plead 'not guilty' to the felony drug charge.
The whole thing took about two minutes. We'll have to see where the case goes from here, if 2 Chainz is convicted he could face up to three years in prison.
Watch the clip from the courtroom via TMZ below.