Big V from platinum
selling rap group Nappy Roots now shares more in common with Lil’ Kim than just
their Atlantic Records recording home.
On Wednesday, October
7th the elaborate chicken claw piece Big V can be spotted wearing around his
neck turned up missing upon arrival in Indianapolis, Indiana, after Nappy Roots
had flown in from Los Angeles, California.
officials in Los Angeles asked him to check in the charm, citing that it could
be used as a weapon.
sharp and too rigid I guess for me to have it on the plane, so they made me
check it," Big V told AllHipHop.com.
He discovered it
was missing after examining his luggage upon arrival in Indianapolis.
"As soon as
the plane lands I get out to check my luggage to make sure…cause you know,
motherf*ckers go through sh*t working at the airport. They human too, they might
have habits or some sh*t. And this time my chain happened to be gone."
The charm, which
is made of white gold, combined with its accompanying chain, is worth in the
neighborhood of $20,000.
According to Southwest
Airlines’ website, "unless excess value is declared and charges paid at
the time of checkin, Southwest Airlines’ liability for lost, damaged or delayed
baggage is limited to $2,500.00 per fare-paying customer."
But, airlines officials
were hesitant to claim responsibility.
talking about they ain’t responsible for lost jewelry. How the hell can that
be when they make you check it? This is jewelry and you explain that when you
check it in. You seen it and I seen it. If we don’t see, it then you responsible,"
added a frustrated Big V.
To make matters
worse, Big V didn’t have his expensive neckwear insured.
"I filed a
report at the airport and my lawyers are on it cause something got to be done.
Other than that man I’ll take the bullet to the face and learn to get my shit
insured. When you don’t do wrong sh*t, you don’t think of wrong sh*t coming
back to you. You learn. I got one under construction now. I’m going to come
back stronger than Scottie Pippen."
spoke with Big V, the Nappy Roots were in Pensacola, FL for a show that evening.
In his own words,
"the show must go on."