2 Chainz came by The Breakfast Club to discuss his sold out show at SOBs, connecting to the male audience in NYC, and his reaction to Raekwon’s outburst.
“The SOBs event was definitely sold out and it was groundbreaking for an artist like myself, coming from where I come from College Park. A lot of people ask me was nervous, how did I prepare for it, but we just did the show we would regularly do and we actually took one songs out [of the set-list] and that was like our 160-something show rocking as a crew. It felt good, especially to be sold out with a bunch of dudes in the building.”
The venue was packed with male supporters that the line for the women’s bathroom was non-existent, Angela explained. When it came to the the line for the mens bathroom, that was a different story but 2 Chainz explains how much that demographic meant to him.
“When I looked at it and when I broke it down, New York is really the home for critiquing, it’s the hip-hop Mecca, it’s the capitol for hip-hop. For dudes from New York, especially with the different demographic, to actually rock with your music, especially coming from the south, that’s sort of like a big deal. I told my people we gonna get the ladies, they gonna come anyway but, for me to bring the dudes out, I’m talking about Hispanic, White, all the brothers coming together for this real campaign, it felt good.”
Despite the event being packed with men, 2 Chainz was pleasantly surprised to hear that Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo came and knew who he was as a rapper. “She know who 2 Chainz is? Are you serious?”
DJ Envy then transitioned into what happened after the show which involved an unexpected outburst from Wu-Tang’s Raekwon. After 2 Chainz performed, Rae got on stage and said “You gotta pay homage” when he really wanted to say that he wanted to pay homage. He was a little tipsy when he hit the stage but gave 2 Chainz his support and congratulations.
“The reason I didn’t get catch it or feel offended is because me and Raekwon really have a great relationship and dating back maybe going back 6-7years ago. Just cool, not even in music, he came down to my birthday party in Atlanta, Rae and Cappadonna came down to my birthday party, they came to the studio and we went down there together. I think, ’cause we’re in New York, some people from New York try to look for negative things sometimes and look into it, and break it down when I knew he was honestly, genuinely saying he was proud of me and where I came from. We’ve had conversations about Method Man, Luda, just everything -just hip-hop. When he came out there I felt like he was congratulating me on where I came from.”
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