Enjoying the immense success of his debut solo album, 2 Chainz stopped by Sway In The Morning and the two rehashed the time the rapper was edited out of an MTV Unplugged performance.
Continuing his media barrage in promotion of his solo LP Based on a T.R.U. Story, 2 Chainz stopped by Sway in the Morning where they reminisced about the time Chainz was edited out of the Lil Wayne âMTV Unpluggedâ performance.Â
Sway broached the subject, and Tity Boi seemed good-natured about it, since now he is enjoying success.Â âWe did the unplugged with Wayne, Wayne was on fire at that time...typically with the Unplugs [sic] it just features that particular artist,â Sway continued recapping the night â[Wayne said] âI got a surprise for youâ...started talkin about a special guest he was gonna have.â
2 Chainz then talked about how he got involved in the unplugged, and how amped he was feeling that this performance and exposure could take his career to the next level at the time.Â Talking about coming out during Weezyâs performance âhe on the stage...[saying] âIâm about to introduce one of my best friends in the gameâ,â 2 Chainz recalls, âwe do âDuffel Bagâtogether...this was like another look that I needed.âÂ
Unfortunately, when he watched the performance on MTV, 2 Chainz was nowhere to be seen, âthen they edit my ass slap out of it...no 2 Chainz.â Feeling the rapperâs pain at the time, Sway sent along footage of the performance so Chainz could at least enjoy it himself, and it gave him extra motivation, âit made me be like âOK MTV, Iâm fit to turn up on your muthafuckin ass.â
Based on a T.R.U. Storydebuted at #1 last week, so itâs easy for the rapper to look back on being edited out of the performance as a learning experience. Â Check out 2 Chainz and Sway telling the story in the video below.Â