The rapper 2 Chainz might have a authorized showdown on his fingers after the family of Pablo Escobar hit the Atlanta emcee with a lawsuit for $10 million alleging the previous collegiate hoops participant took Escobar’s identify and plastered it on a sequence of eating places, based on a brand new report.
Escobar Inc., which is the conglomerate representing the family of the deceased drug kingpin, alleged in a grievance submitting that 2 Chainz, 42 — whose actual identify is Tauheed Epps — used Escobar’s identify and likeness with out their permission for two Atlanta eateries, each named Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, and the family mentioned they need their lower of enterprise and merchandising gross sales, TMZ reported Wednesday.
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The outlet cited the filed court docket paperwork in explaining the family’s umbrage over the “Most Expensivest” host utilizing Escobar’s face to advertise the restaurant and generate visitors and gross sales, and mentioned Escobar’s mug shot is even painted on the partitions contained in the institutions and that the menu additionally options “Escobar Crab Cakes.”
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Escobar Inc. is transferring for a choose to grant an injunction in opposition to the rapper and philanthropist to chorus from utilizing the identify and likeness of the late Colombian drug lord transferring ahead and is looking for damages of not less than eight figures.
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Reps for 2 Chainz didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.