On Wednesday night, 2 Chainz held a concert in Tucson, Arizona, the first stop on a tour for his new album, “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. The show seems to have been just like every other 2 Chainz concert except for one detail: the rapper spent the whole night in a wheelchair.
You see, 2 Chainz broke his leg less than two weeks ago and required surgery, leaving him unable to walk. Here’s how he tells the story:
So I broke my leg 11 days ago , and had surgery 10 days ago .. when I woke up from sedation the doctor told me ” well looks like your gonna have to cancel your tour ” so I told him maybe it means God wants me to use my mind and be creative ! So after all the morphine and pains meds wore off I called management and said somebody find me a ” pink wheelchair ” I can’t let my fans down besides I’m passionate about this shit !! Tucson, Arizona thank you for supporting me and rocking with the campaign !! Show was legend !! If you look up resilient in the Webster dictionary it’s gone be a picture of me rocking a fucking show in a pink wheelchair !! Remember never let anyone or anything get in the way of you being great ! If I can do it you can too ??
Ok so maybe there are stronger examples of resilience for Webster to choose from, but this is still pretty impressive commitment to fans. Most of us would not embark on a massive 35-city cross-country tour 10 days after breaking a leg. We would stay at home watching TV and eating ice cream. Fetty Wap, for example, canceled shows after a similar injury, and it’s not like you can blame him for it. But 2 Chainz wants to be out there that badly—or wants that tour money that badly—that he’s toughing it out.
Anyway, as you can see, 2 Chainz did not let his leg or his wheelchair much get in the way of the performance.
— Genius (@Genius) August 10, 2017
It stands to reason that the wheelchair might actually help sales for this tour. This won’t be the last chance to see 2 Chainz in concert, but it will likely be the only chance to see him rolling around with a broken leg and still doing his thing.