2 Chainz has been celebrating some of his latest accomplishments, which involve dropping a new album and launching a clothing line.
Last weekend, amid two gorilla-sized bodyguards, the Atlanta rapper made his way through a group of fans waiting for him outside of the new Appt. Only Boutique.
The No Lie singer (born Tauheed Epps) made a special appearance for the grand opening of the store, located on 3430 NW 7th Ave., outside Wynwood and owned by Miami nightclub promoter Phil The Mayor and stylist Norma Castro.
Here are a few things we learned about the entertainer known for his long hair and gold, flashy, layered necklaces:
1. Working for a new generation: CEO,OOO,OOO (CEO Millionaire) is the name of the brand 2 Chainz owns. He believes it represents goal-driven millenials, who will be the future leaders of the world. The rapper expresses belief in helping minorities, women and budding entrepreneurs.
2. Friendship is key: 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne are close. Dedication, the first track on the Def Jam album Collegrove – which was released in March – includes the lyrics: “If it wasn’t for Wayne it wouldn’t be. I love the dudes in the game including me.” 2 Chainz’s third studio album is dedicated to Weezy, his frequent collaborator. “Wayne is the only one featured on the album,” said the musician. “We’ve been to festivals and tours and stuff. It’s down south rappin’ at its highest.”
3. Trappy is the name of his beloved pet: A beige French Bulldog with a spiked collar sometimes gets more attention than the recording artist when they’re together.
4. Out on the town: Like any visitor who’s a celebrity, 2 Chainz likes to frequent the best clubs and eateries. It’s no surprise that the rapper mentioned LIV and the chain of Prime restaurants – Prime Fish, Prime 112 and Prime Italian – when asked where he liked to go out while in the city. We’re sure Wayne shows him the good low-key spots, too, though.