2 Chainz is speaking out on his arrest from yesterday (May 22).

In a phone interview with MTV, 2 Chainz expressed his frustrations with the arrest. “They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” he vented. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff.”

2 Chainz explained that his unique style doesn’t mean he wants to fight anyone. “I do exclusive pieces. My pieces are actual conversation pieces, like, literally. When you see my gold, when you see my stuff, it’s something to conversate about,” he said. “People weren’t doing four-finger rings and all that. I just like to set myself apart, so I definitely wasn’t trying to beat nobody up on the airplane or nothing.”

So what exactly went down at the airport? “The knuckles were in his personal bag and sounded the alarm,” a police officer told MTV. 2 Chainz was subsequently charged with with misdemeanor possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and taken in custody, where he stayed for between eight and nine hours.

One of the worst parts of his arrest? Deuce didn’t get his confiscated jewels back. “Yeah, they took it from me, they took the Louis [Vuitton] case that I actually keep the jewelry in, they took that. I couldn’t believe it,” he told MTV. “Me just trying to explain it was getting too frustrating, me just trying to explain my occupation and then when they finally got to the jail and everybody knew who I was, then they started calling their kids and putting me on the phone with their kids. It was like a weird experience.”

Listen to 2 Chainz Describe His Arrest

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