On Friday afternoon, the Carolina Union Activities Board unveiled the name of the performer in the Pit with the help of large poster boards and an eagerly awaiting crowd.
Student interest was apparent in the way the $20 floor seats sold out in an hour and a half after the unveiling.
Student reactions seem to be overwhelmingly positive for the Georgia native Grammy-winning rapper, who has several hit singles such as “No Lie” and “Birthday Song,” as well as numerous features on songs like “Mercy” and “No Problem.”
Senior Danila Chenchik was one of the students who bought floor tickets before they sold out.
“I bought two tickets and told my girlfriend about it and she was like, ‘Oh my god, no way.’”
Chenchik said he doesn’t listen to rap music much, but he’s excited for 2 Chainz.
“It seems like 2 Chainz is a very big celebrity and personality so it’s kind of cool having someone that’s so big come to UNC,” he said.
Sophomore Hadiya Howard was there for the announcement, and said people were cheering. CUAB handed out chains after the artist was revealed.