In an one-on-one live interview with DJ Skee, rapper 2 Chainz covered a wide array of topics including trying to get on the roster of an NBA team and responding to recent rumors on whether he now thinks he’s a “target” after he was recently arrested in Oklahoma.
When asked about coping with negative media attention, the rapper replied:
“You just keep it moving. I come from an urban, challenged background,” he explained. “I come from an apartment…and a bunch of guys raised by single mothers. I made it in a lot of people’s eyes. Once people, or the law, whoever figures that we’re roughly on the same team, because I’m out here, basically just tryin’ to feed my family. You know, paying taxes…and none of us are perfect. Let me be the first to say that.”
He further explained:
“I was hoping to live life that would hopefully serve as motivation for others. But, just for me, I’m just trying to be some kind of example, some type of inspiration for someone that’s behind someone that’s coming up to know, ‘You kinda got rights. You storta have rights.’ I’m successful, but I try to give back, I try to entertain, I try to be a people’s person, I try not to be a jerk, I try to treat everybody the same.”
The rapper also talked his new album, B.O.A.T.S . II #METIME, in stores next Tuesday (Sept. 10), his relationship with Kanye West, his passion for his NY kicks, and whether he and Justin Timberlake will ever collaborate in the future.
Watch the interview below:
Here is a leaked bonus track from 2 Chainz’ upcoming album B.O.A.T.S. album entitled Livin and feature rapper IAMSU.
Listen to League Of Starz-produced track below: