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Before Rams Head Live concert, Wale claims driver was stopped by police for '58 ... in a 55'

Alleged stop comes a week after 2 Chainz's arrest on Eastern Shore

By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

12:21 PM EST, February 22, 2013

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The old cliche that hip-hop headliners never take the stage on time was true on Thursday night at Rams Head Live.

The Gaithersburg-born rapper Wale, the area's most prominent hip-hop artist on a national level, took the stage around midnight, an hour after he was scheduled to perform. But according to Wale, the delay wasn't his fault.

At 11:51 p.m., Wale took to his Twitter account to inform fans he had just arrived after his professional driver was pulled over by police on the way to the venue. Wale tweeted that his driver said he was driving 58 mph in an area with a 55 mph limit.

"Havin some kind of week.. Police stopped the driver (car service) for doin 58 (he say) in a 55. I'm here now Bmore," Wale Tweeted.

Calls were made to multiple Maryland and Washington D.C. police stations, but all officers reached said they were unfamiliar with the stop. I reached out to Wale via Twitter for comment, but he has not responded.

The alleged stop came a week after Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz was arrested by Maryland State Police for a marijuana charge while on his way to perform at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The story made national headlines after 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, posted a picture with Maryland State Police officers to his Instagram. 

"Locked me up then wanted pictures," 2 Chainz wrote on Twitter. Gregory Shipley, a spokesman for the state police, told The Sun that the incident is under review.

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