OKC Lawyer Sues 2 Chainz

An attorney in Oklahoma City, Okla., has filed suit against 2 Chainz alleging the rapper never paid him for some high-stakes legal work from 2013.

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Lawyer Kent Bridge is seeking more than $10,000 from 2 Chainz for helping the rapper survive a tense tour bus encounter with police. During the incident, 2 Chainz and 10 others in his entourage were arrested on a charge of obstructing a police officer after refusing to get off their tour bus for almost nine hours during a traffic stop.

The officer had pulled over the bus because of a defective taillight then smelled an “overwhelming odor of marijuana” coming out of the bus door, according to court documents obtained by the Oklahoman.

Bridge’s suit alleges he helped negotiate a peaceful surrender after being hired by the rapper over the phone, noting that police were considering a tactical entry and “it was clear that the situation was about to escalate to a point where there was a possibility of death or bodily harm to those on the bus.”

He also alleges in the suit that he negotiated with prosecutor Scott Rowland at the scene about the charges that would be filed, eventually settling on misdemeanor, rather than felony, charges.

Two pistols, a shotgun and ammunition were seized during a search of the bus after the surrender, the paper said.

The rapper pleaded guilty in October to obstructing a police officer in the performance of official duties and paid fines of almost $800.