T.I.‘s run at being a restaurant owner has hit yet another road bump. His Scales 925 restaurant in midtown Atlanta has been hit with an eviction notice.
After just over a year of being in business, Scales 925’s doors seem to be closed for good.
Atlanta Daily World reports that T.I. and his business partner Charles Hughes have failed to pay rent on the building for months and owe the landlord $1 million.
This news comes just months after employees at the restaurant complained about not getting paid, or worst, getting paid with bad checks.
T.I. issued an informal statement on the restaurant’s struggles in a since deleted Instagram post. He places much of the blame on his business partner Charles Hughes and distances himself from him. In the post T.I. says:
“He is NOT associated with me or my company in any capacity. We have NO dealings or partnerships outside of my restaurant . . . which was a HUGE mistake in hindsight.”
The restaurant opened in April 2015 to much fanfare but had been hit with bad news in recent months. Rappers have not had the best of luck with restaurants in Atlanta. Jermaine Dupri faced similar challenges with his breakfast restaurant “JD’s” that infamously closed its doors without notifying the employees.
Hopefully 2 Chainz will have success with his upcoming venture.
Continue reading to see T.I.’s statement.