Rapper Scheduled For Convo Faces Drug Charge

Apr 4, 2014

A Northern Illinois University Convocation Center official declined comment Friday on whether recent drug charges will affect the scheduled performance of rapper 2 Chainz on April 27.

Tauheed Epps/2 Chainz

Heather Priest, assistant director of marketing, said she was aware of the charges against Tauheed Epps, who was arrested June 11, 2013, in Los Angeles.  He was formally charged Thursday with felony possession of codeine, a common ingredient in prescription cough medicine and in the street drug sizzurp.

Rolling Stone reported on its website that the 35-year-old rapper was arrested for possession of promethazine (another ingredient in sizzurp) and marijuana at the same time.

Epps is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.