It looks like 2 Chainz is set to have his first No. 1 as his album. ‘Based On a T.R.U. Story is on track to sell over 130,000 copies this week according to Billboard. But the Atlanta rapper says his newfound success is bittersweet because his father died just weeks before the album hit stores.

During his interview with Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez, Tity 2 Necklace spoke openly about how his dad was such an inspiration in his life. “All of these good things are happening, but like, my pops was actually my best friend,” he said. “I don’t have any brothers or sisters or best friends, so me and him had a kind of relationship to where I told him things I wouldn’t tell anyone else, or I asked him for advice.”

2 Chainz is grateful that his father was able to witness some of his earlier success before he passed away in July. “He was able to see the new house I bought, of course,” he recalls. “He had his room. He had it painted. We got his carpet changed. Hung a few pictures up. I’m leaving his room just like it is. When I come off the road I go up sometimes. I smoke one in his room.”

“Rest in peace to my pops. It is bittersweet,” he continued. “The album is out. Everyone is like they proud, and it would be cool to hear them say it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, 2 Chainz revealed that he’s a chef when it comes to art of barbecuing. “I’m super nice on the grill,” he maintains. “My pop bought me an apron for Christmas and it said, ‘Tity Boy the Man.’ I have people who eat my barbecue sauce just straight out the bowl.” Well, now, let’s fire up the grill. TRU!

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