By Rob Markman
2 Chainz has been on the road with Drake on the Club Paradise tour, but this summer the Atlanta rapper will be rolling with Nicki Minaj when she launches the North American segment of her current Pink Friday Tour.
The two first hooked up on Nicki's "Beez in the Trap" single earlier this year, but their relationship actually dates back to around 2008, when the both were on the road with Lil Wayne. "I've known Nicki for a minute; I met her on the I Am Music Tour, the first leg with Wayne," 2 Chainz told MTV News in April. "It was cool, we had a great relationship, we used to talk, trip out here and there."
"He's an amazing dude, very hard worker," Nicki told us in April.
Their camaraderie was evident in the "Beez in the Trap" video as Minaj shared a dance with the Atlanta MC. Nicki has been known to give lap dances to guests during her shows, so don't be surprised if she and Tity Boi share a special moment or two when they hit the road in Chicago on July 16.
The news comes a day after 2 Chainz and Drake dropped their video for "No Lie." The rising single is the first off his upcoming solo debut Based on a T.R.U. Story, which is slated to drop on August 14, two days after he and Nicki wrap up their last scheduled date in Vancouver, B.C.
July 16: Chicago, Ill. (The Chicago Theatre)
July 17: Detroit, Mich. (Fox Theatre Detroit)
July 19: Cleveland, Ohio (State Theatre at Playhouse Square)
July 22: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre Atlanta)
July 24: Miami, Fla. (James L. Knight Center)
July 26: Birmingham, Ala. (Boutwell Auditorium)
July 28: Houston, Tex. (Bayou Music Center)
July 29: Dallas, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
July 31: St. Louis, Mo. (Peabody Opera House)
Aug. 2: Denver, Colo. (Wells Fargo Theatre)
Aug. 4: Las Vegas, Nev. (Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino)
Aug. 7: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre)
Aug. 11: Seattle, Wash. (Paramount Theatre)
Aug. 12: Vancouver, B.C. (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)