Rap-Up TV: 2 Chainz Talks ‘Strippers’ Record with Nicki Minaj, Friendship with Lil Wayne

2 Chainz barely has two minutes to spare in his schedule these days. Since his solo success, the former Playaz Circle member has been appearing on records for everyone from Young Jeezy to Justin Bieber. Rap-Up TV managed to score some time with the in-demand MC before his show with Nicki Minaj in Los Angeles.

Just days before his debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story drops on August 14, Deuce spoke about the star-studded project and his latest single “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West. “It was an idea I had. He heard it. Of course he felt like he got that present already,” said 2 Chainz, who shot a video for the song, which he describes as “left field.”

His tourmate Nicki Minaj also appears on the record “I Luv Dem Strippers.” “That song is just a natural organic song for anybody from my region,” said the Atlanta rapper, who recently shot a “nasty” video with Nicki. “We’re slightly infested with strip clubs, but it’s a beautiful thing when you learn the art of it as far as the pole tricks and things like that.”

Last month, 2 Chainz called out “lazy artists” for remixing his songs. While his comments were not directed at anyone in particular, he does have a problem with the lack of originality.

“I just think we should make more original compositions, so we can keep music moving forward,” he said. “When 10 people do the same song, I don’t know how you can say who’s the best. After so many people do it, who really cares which one was the best song when it came from someone else’s original idea.”

Plus, find out why he wanted to do the cuss-free remix to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and how much he values his longtime friendship with Lil Wayne. “He was an inspiration the whole time,” he said. “I appreciate anything that Young Money-Cash Money do for me in the game.”

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  1. wn



    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @wn, Better be glad the Queen even graced her presence on that wack ass track. He will FLOP!! Trust me. The only thing that will sell is “Stripper” becuase of the Queen.


    Gsm Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You Crazy as fuck 2 Chainz being goin hard


    mz stunna Reply:

    Girl stop he da best fuck u mean turn yo goofy turn @MinajRules2012,


    NET Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I just read “Queen” i was expecting Madonna, MJB, Whitney Houston… something like that. But no, Nicki Minaj.
    please SIT.


  2. My name is oo

    Who cares about this “Lazy artist” .


  3. leah

    2 Chainz you fuckin crazy,you and all that dick riding you doin lately


    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @leah, Lmaoooooo


  4. OpD2

    she doing him.


  5. shad

    Thank God Nicki saved the song!


  6. archie

    Dis nigga is wack! 2chainz aint worth no buzz…


    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @archie, amen


  7. TheDreamer

    Why is there so much hype about him. He isn’t bringing anything new to rap.


  8. Silly Omraz08

    guess Alot of people like his Music


  9. Kilynnah Blueer

    Let see how well his Song go and who know What the Hype About him. people do say that He’s too old to Rap


  10. yolanda

    I love u 2chainz,looking for your music to come out next week


  11. Lil c

    [Msg2all haters] get a fuckin life or Jus eat shit nd die #TeamGetTheFuck


  12. henry.boy

    Yo 2 chains you needa put more bass in ya songs mane too keep my speakers poppin’ fo’ sure


  13. Latoya

    Can’t wait to get the album. I love me some 2Chainz!!!


  14. supa_coccy

    All yall talkin down bout this man is some haters he successful and educated and yall cant stand it smh get off him and find some success of your own


  15. mz stunna

    He my boothang so all u goofies need to turn yall goofy down. Dnt b mad turn up lames


  16. @Raven_Minaj

    I think that 2chainz got all this attention after his “Beez In The Trap” collab with Nicki!! Fuck all you haters…. #QueenNickiRules


  17. Amine

    RoachieP on May 17, 2010 Whatcha smugglin Shell? LOL..I have to say, it’s gotta be the most spcctaeular place I have ever seen..well kinda seen!! Breathtaking is right Jason!! Thanks for takin us along! Roe


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