Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz might have to pay up. He’s got a new lawsuit coming his way from the family of the famous drug lord Pablo Escobar, who are suing over his restaurant’s name.
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The Escobar family is suing 2 Chainz for upward of $10M. They claim he doesn’t have permission to use the Escobar’s name.
Escobar Inc., is suing 2 Chainz for at least $10 million … claiming his Escobar Restaurant and Tapas — there are 2 of ’em in Atlanta — violates federal law with its unauthorized commercial use of the Escobar name and likeness. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, the company’s pissed 2 Chainz slapped the family name across his famous ATL restaurants, their websites and social media — not to mention the clothing sold with the restaurant name. (TMZ)
They also claim 2 Chainz doesn’t have permission to use Escobar’s likeness to profit.
The company says it owns the trademark to Escobar’s likeness and 2 Chainz is using the name to generate traffic and sales. The company says, for example, 2 Chainz has Escobar’s likeness painted inside one of his joints. They also point to the menu featuring “Escobar Crab Cakes.”
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2 Chainz has nothing but love for his ride or die. The hip-hop superstar went online last week to gush over his wife Kesha‘s birthday and share a bunch of boo’d up moments in her honor.
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The hip-hop veteran recently celebrated Kanye West’s born day with a big shout-out. 2 Chainz hit up Instagram to salute Kanye with a birthday acknowledgement. Deuce shared a throwback pic of himself hanging out alongside Mr. West.