No One Saw This Coming From Amber Heard

Rapper 2 Chainz Escapes Drug Charges

4/26/2013 9:07am EDT

2 Chainz

Rapper 2 Chainz appeared before a judge on Wednesday and was found not guilty on marijuana charges.

The rapper, real name Tauheed Epps, was arrested in Maryland in February during a routine traffic stop. When officers searched the van, they found marijuana inside a backpack and charged 2 Chainz with possession.

Over the last year, 2 Chainz's career has surged. His debut album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story" hit number one on the Billboard charts. He has collaborate on tracks with Big K.R.I.T., 8Ball & MJG, Lil Scrappy, David Banner, Lil Wayne, Teairra Marí, Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Nicki Minaj among others.

His drug charges made headlines after fellow rapper Nas was forced to cancel his Live Nation Movement festival, citing "visa issues resulting from a pending unresolved court case” as a main reason."

Previously known as Titi Boi, 2 Chainz is from College Park, Georgia. He was previously signed to Ludacris' record label Disturbing tha Peace with Dolla Boy as Playaz Circle. He is currently signed to Def Jam.

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!

Photo Credits: PR Photos