BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
2 Chainz is making the best of an uncomfortable situation.
The Atlanta rapper broke his leg the weekend before his tour was to kick off with a sold-out, hometown concert at the Tabernacle.
Though doctors told him he would likely have to cancel the entire outing to heal, he resumed the tour Thursday night in Tucson, Ariz., with a novelty approach – he performed in a pink wheelchair, in keeping with the color motif of his new album, “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.”
In an Instagram post, 2 Chainz promoted resiliency and told fans, “never let anyone or anything get in the way of you being great!”
A rescheduled Atlanta date for 2 Chainz is expected to be announced soon.
2 Chainz isn’t the first artist to make the best of a bum leg. In 2015, Dave Grohl took the stage at Centennial Olympic Park in a customized throne. The Foo Fighters frontman had broken his leg after tumbling from the stage earlier in the tour.
A year later, Grohl loaned the contraption to Axl Rose to use after the Guns ‘N Roses yowler broke his foot prior to the band’s “Not in This Lifetime” tour kickoff.
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 🙏🏿