"Never been robbed, never got my chain took," raps T.I. on "Aye Aye." Unfortunately, plenty of rappers couldn't say that line without being liars.
They way rappers put so much emphasis on their gaudy chains, it should be surprise that stick up kids would scheme on liberating a rapper of his shines. History has shown that plenty of artists have been caught slippin'. Thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, urban legends about so and so from the hood rocking your favorite chain is not enough. Nowadays that prized chain will be shown off by the thief online.
Not the best look if you're trying to avoid an indictment, but that common sense and thievery rarely go hand in hand. With news of 2 Chainz allegedly getting robbed, it made us recall 12 examples of rappers who got their chains stolen. Consider this a warning, because anyone can get got--chain snatching is on the rise in BK, after all.