T. I. Joins The Protest Against Atlanta's Restaurant For Alleged Racial Profiling
"Ain't no damn sauce of spinach today."
Atlanta, GA – After a group of black patrons were denied service at the Atlanta restaurant of Houston, a video of the incident went viral.
T. I. was one of the first to respond, and he documented their actions on social media during the weekend.
The Atlanta rap titan first shared a post on Instagram calling for a boycott against Houston Lenox location of "recent acts of racial discrimination."
Ok so I have heard 4 different stories from 4 different sources, about the discrimination against US, the 2 separately Houstons Steakhouse places in my city. Tomorrow we get answers. #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem
A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on October 6, 2017, at 11:02pm PDT
Then uploaded video of himself and a group of protesters in front of the establishment.
"We are shutting Houston down, for the moment," T. I. said in a video posted on Saturday (7 October). "Indefinitely. When they realize how they treat us, they can open a backup."
#BoycottHoustons #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem #ShutItDown #USorELSE
A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on Oct 7, 2017, 1:20 pm PDT
Sorry I closed lady. Not spinach dip today!!! #ShutItDown #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem #BoycottHoustons #USorELSE
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The Us Or otherwise the rapper also shared a screen capture of a 2015 news story about Houston's parent company being hit with a discrimination lawsuit. Then upload a photo of a sign in front of Houston that read: "Sorry! We are now closed on Sundays."
"This is nothing new", he wrote in the caption. "Just want to show your support to all the people that I have ever felt profiled or discriminated against at this establishment. We're NOT going to accept this in our city. You can't take care of US personally... BUT U WILL RESPECT THE POWER OF OUR DOLLAR!!!!"
This is nothing new. Just want to show your support to all the people that I have ever felt profiled or discr