#Roommates, it appears that 2 Chainz may have a very costly legal issue on his hands—one that could require him to pay millions. According to reports, 2 Chainz is being sued by the family of Pablo Escobar for using the Escobar name for his two Atlanta restaurants…and they want $10 million.
@TMZ_TV reports, Pablo Escobar’s family company, Escobar Inc., has officially filed a lawsuit against 2 Chainz for an estimated $10 million. They are alleging that his Atlanta Escobar Restaurant and Tapas locations violate federal law due to its unauthorized commercial use of the Escobar name and likeness.
In the presented legal documents, the company is furious that 2 Chainz put their family name not only across both of the restaurants—but also on the Escobar Restaurant and Tapas website, social media accounts and clothing sold with the Escobar name. The company says it owns the trademark to the Escobar likeness and he is using the name to generate traffic and sales.
Additionally, they also pointed out that 2 Chainz has the real Escobar’s image painted inside one of his restaurants and named an item on the menu the “Escobar Crab Cakes.”
Escobar Inc. is currently seeking at least a minimum of $10 million, plus an injunction blocking use of the name and likeness at the restaurants. As of right now, 2 Chainz has not publicly responded to the lawsuit.