Getty ImagesEarlier this year, 2 Chainz took the fight to the national media, calmly and collectedly ethering Nancy Grace
on all things marijuana. As state legislatures move steadily toward legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, it seems prescient–and like a victory. Unfortunately, the Atlanta MC now finds himself on what is unquestionably the wrong side of the law. A Charlotte woman named Christine Chisholm has filed a lawsuit on her own behalf against 2 Chainz (real name Tauheed Epps) and a man named Ro’Zay Richie, better known as the rapper Cap 1. According to the suit, Chisholm was backstage at a Cap 1 concert when a member of Epps’ entourage began filming her. The video
, dubbed “Is This Yo Thot?” on the rapper’s official website, ends with Chisholm being asked by security to leave the venue. Chisholm’s suit alleges that she has been subject to “harassment and verbal abuse” in public since the video began making the rounds online; she also claims that it led to her being fired from her job. She is seeking damages in the amount of $5 million.Though he’s no longer enjoying his reign of Top 40 ubiquity from a few years ago, 2 Chainz has played a supporting role on a number of successful singles in 2015. Most recently, he’s appeared alongside B.o.B. in Tech N9ne’s “Hood Go Crazy
” video and on Travi$ Scott’s “3500
,” where he shares wax with Future. Neither of those roles is quite as demanding as the Atlanta Hawks’ CEO post, though–2 Chainz held that title in a series of promotional videos
the team ran toward the end of the NBA’s regular season.