A Houston’s manager has spoken out in light of West Coast rapper Game claiming he was racially profiled and denied access into the Pasadena, California restaurant over the weekend.
According to the location’s manager, Game’s dress code ultimately cost him a meal.
Rapper, The Game, was denied service at a popular restaurant in Pasadena over the weekend for allegedly having tattoos on his arms. But the restaurant manager is telling HipHollywood that the story is false. “We don’t allow sleeveless shirts by gentleman,” the manager of Houston’s told us. “That’s why he was denied service.” The manager also noted that Jayceon Terrell Taylor, the rapper’s legal name, was also a “regular at Houston’s.” (Hip Hollywood)
Over the weekend, Game lashed out at the restaurant chain and vowed to never give them business.
“NEVER eating @ Houston’s restaurants as long as I live ! Denied service in Pasadena by mgr “Vy Diep” because: I have tattoos on my arms ?!?,” Game tweeted Sunday (August 11).
“Its 90 degrees outside so I have a tank top on & the manager on duty “Vy Diep” says the tattoos on my arms are threatening 2 lunch customers”
“Racism still exists. SMH #DontEatAtHoustonsPasadena” (Game’s Twitter)
The Cali rapper also said this was not the first time he fell victim to racial profiling.
“Where is @TMZ when you need em’ ??!?!? 2nd time I’ve been racially profiled at Houston’s… Last time in Santa Monica, this time in Pasadena,” he added.
“#DontEatAtHoustonsPasadena RT RT RT RT RT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Went 2 #CPK & they were happy to let me, my tank top & tattoos in 4 lunch.. The mgr Kong even gave me a FREE desert. pic.twitter.com/DstC2TQRDp” (Game’s Twitter)
A Houston’s worker also claimed the restaurant enforces a specific dress code.
Marvin Wells, a manager at Houston’s in Pasadena, would not comment on the incident involving the rapper, but he did say Houston’s has a strict dress code. The restaurant requires sleeves on all their patrons, no matter who the patron is. If they do not adhere to the dress code, they are asked to leave. (E! Online)