2 Chainz Explains How He Ended Up On 2011 BET Cypher

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2 Chainz reflects on how he stayed ready for the 2011 BET Awards Cypher.

In a new Instagram post today, 2 Chainz told the story of how he ended up on the legendary 2011 BET Awards Cypher. The performance was part of a trio of cyphers put on as a part of the award show which featured some major names. The night opened with Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, and B.O.B. pulling off a cypher together. At the end of the night Eminem, Yelawolf, and Slaughterhouse all came together to close the entire show off.

In between there was a second cypher that featured Reek Da Villain, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and of course 2 Chainz. "I remember this day like it was yesterday .. I was riding with my pops and gotta call from @ludacris to do the cypher … THAT DAY … I was like how? he said we bout to hop on jet and go shoot it," 2 Chainz explained in an IG post. He further elaborated on how he ended up there performing. "my pop took me home I grabbed polo jacket , tru religion pants and Louis V shoes , and met them at clear-port ,,, I didn’t even know what beat i was rapping to until I landed."

2 Chainz Reminiscences On 2011 BET Cypher

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.