A Los Angeles judge recently sentenced 2 Chainz to three years of probation and ordered him to complete an 18-month drug diversion program after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession -- and also gave the rapper a new accessory.
The 36-year-old performer and Atlanta native, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was arrested at the airport in June 2013 for possessing a bottle of promethazine with codeine, also known as "sizzurp." The rapper was originally charged with a felony. As part of a plea deal, it was reduced to a misdemeanor. He entered a guilty plea and received his sentence -- and a homemade sobriety bracelet -- on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"You made this for me?" he asked Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz, who said he did, according to the outlet.
By pleading guilty, 2 Chainz avoided the possibility of a felony drug possession conviction, would could have landed him three years in prison. If he completes the drug diversion program, his misdemeanor charge will be dropped, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
2 Chainz drops "Freebase"
The rapper's sentence was handed down the same day as the release of his new mixtape "Freebase." The title song details his troubled childhood that involved being around drugs and selling them to loved ones.
"Would you want your loved one to go out in the streets and just deal with what's going on out there? Deal with people that don't have the real thing? Deal with robberies?" he told MTV's RapFix. "Or would you just rather do it? Or are you being selfish by you supplying it? It'll drive you crazy."
(Pictured above: 2 Chainz performs at the Budweiser Made in America Festival at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Aug. 31, 2013. Credit: William T. Wade Jr / Startraksphoto.com.)