Government name: Tauheed Epps

"In my 8th grade yearbook picture I had on two chains," said the author of a song called "No Lie," in an interview with VIBE. "I had always been into like jewelry so 2 Chainz just stuck." In the same interview, he also explained his former name Tity Boi and why it's not meant to be derogatory towards women: "The name Tity Boi actually came from my big mama, from me being spoiled and an only child—breastfed. My mama called me Tity Boi, my dad called me Tity Man, my hood called me Tit so when we was trying to rap I had been going by Tit my whole life."