VMA performer and No. 1 album holder 2 Chainz gets in touch with his feelings in pre-VMA therapy.
2 Chainz has had more to deal with in the past six months than most artists have to manage in their entire career. He jumped on Kanye's "Mercy," which landed him in Qatar, where he shot the video in a palace tricked out with its own Versace room. (Totally standard.) He trumped that massive feature spot with his own single, "No Lie," which went to No. 1, and bumped "Mercy" out of the top spot. He gave Nicki Minaj a boost -- and some strippers his co-sign -- on "Beez In The Trap" before reflexively solidifying his own commitment to stripping with his own "I Love Dem Strippers" featuring Nicki. (They both REALLY love strippers, so you know.) He threw the most bats*** birthday party ever (who else throws a birthday party where Kanye West shows up in a tank top and strippers with vacant stares giving Carlton Banks look-alikes lap dances as party favors?) He dropped his Based On A T.R.U. Story major label debut which debuted at No. 1.
Oh, and he's going to be performing at the 2012 MTV VMAs, where he could walk away with two Moonmen. So you can't blame the dude for wanting to stretch out on a couch and get a few things off his chest. And you can't blame him for wanting to process all of these new experiences. Which is exactly what he did in his dressing room yesterday after his VMA rehearsal.
Watch 2 Chainz's pre-VMA therapy session after the jump.
Now, I'm not a licensed therapist, nor am I licensed in anything (except I do have a Virginia driver's license that may or may not have expired). But that didn't matter to 2 Chainz. Beneath that meteoric rise to fame is just a sweet guy from the ATL who's about to celebrate a birthday. And he just wants a big booty girl to share his special day -- and talk about his feelings with. And we discussed his feelings for Katy Perry.
I think 2 Chainz had a breakthrough and that he's really ready to move forward. I think 2 Chainz was very brave for sharing what he shared in our private one-on-one couch session, and I hope I helped him work through his issues. And if you see him, tell him, I'm still waiting on his co-pay, and remind him that it's a process.
+ See 2 Chainz's pre-VMA therapy session backstage at his VMA rehearsal, watch him talk to Sway about hitting the VMA stage, and be sure to catch his VMA performance.
Don't miss the 2012 MTV VMAs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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