TI Harris

Rapper T.I. Harris, center, is still protesting outside Houston’s restaurants in Atlanta. The 38-year-old music mogul claims the restaurant is discriminating against black people, but he hasn’t provided any evidence of actual incidents of racial discrimination.

In a new post on his Instagram account, the father-of-7 posed with two young men in white t-shirts with the word “NIGGOD” on the front.

In the photo caption, T.I. explained that the young men quit their jobs at the Houston on Lenox Road across the street from Lenox mall.

“These 2 Kings just walked off from their jobs at #Houstons today & joined our demonstration,” he wrote. “They said they did so because they too witnessed discrimination & felt it from patrons as well as the high level staff.”

The hitmaker claims the patrons shouted racial slurs at the former employees as they walked out. Of course, it wasn’t captured on video.

Edit: The two young men worked for the valet company outside the restaurant. They were not Houston’s employees.

T.I. raged:

“[T]hey say the patrons yelled “FUCK YOU NIGGER” & “GO BACK TO POPEYES”!!!! Those racist bigoted patrons WERE NOT ASKED TO LEAVE. Because this behavior is apart of the #HoustonsHillstoneCulture That’s why we’re demonstrating & boycotting!!!”

Not one black person I’ve spoken with can recall being discriminated against while dining at Houston’s. rapper Waka Flocka, whose mother, Debra Antney, started the protests, said he has not experienced discrimination at the restaurant.

Is it fair to boycott an entire restaurant chain — and jeopardize jobs — just because 1 or 2 entitled people felt insulted when asked to conduct themselves appropriately in an establishment?

T.I. says he will continue to protest until Houston’s is shut down. As a result of the ongoing boycotts and protests, Houston’s is now closed on Sundays.
 

UDIGG…..????????#BoycottHoustons #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem #ShutItDown #USorELSE

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These 2 Kings just walked off from their jobs at #Houstons today & joined our demonstration. They said they did so because they too witnessed discrimination & felt it from patrons as well as the high level staff. These young Kings said they were fed up with it & QUIT!!!! SKRAIGHT LIKE THAT & came to join US!!! As expected…they say the patrons yelled "FUCK YOU NIGGER" & "GO BACK TO POPEYES"!!!! Those racist bigoted patrons WERE NOT ASKED TO LEAVE. Because this behavior is apart of the #HoustonsHillstoneCulture That's why we're demonstrating & boycotting!!! So THESE YOUNG KINGS along with anyone else who's ever felt discrimination at #Houstons or any other #Hillstone restaurant,THERE IS ACTION THAT CAN BE TAKEN!!!! You don't just have to be disrespected & called a NIGGER & that just be that. WE CAN UNITE,ORGANIZE,& #ShutItDown!!!! I'm here in support of ANY & EVERYONE WHOS EVER BEEN AFFECTED by their discriminatory culture at #houstonshillstone #boycotthoustons #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem #USorELSE

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Once again it's ON!!!! #HoustonsWeHaveAProblem #ShutItDown #boycotthoustons

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  • YaYa

    Didn’t read the article because I was too distracted and confused by the NIGGOD t-shirts…

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I’ve ate at that Houston’s many times , I my self haven’t experienced any racism, but something is going on the streets are talking.

  • KA

    I hope they had another job or that TI’s going to pay them for lost wages.

  • Anonymouse

    They were probably about to be fired anyway.

  • EMILY POST

    Does his shirt really “Niggod” and they are trying to protest something ?????

  • Malcom Flex

    PATHETIC

  • Karen Brady

    lmao @ GO BACK TO POPEYES. 2017 and we still being associated with some damn chicken. #HOUSTON’S IS MY SPOT!

  • Karen Brady

    Really? Sounds like you’re in Atl…. you familiar with the complaints about Tavern @Phipps? This was a while back but who knows..may still be going on. That’s my other spot.. I can see it at Tavern.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Mines too…never had an issue!

  • Karen Brady

    Right??!!!

  • TheWildChild

    Hol’up ? ? This all started with Mama “D” & Deb Antey right? …. We all know how this confrontation went down ? I’ma need more receipts before I give up them Ribs & Hawaiian Ribeye..?. NEVER experienced a bad day at any Houston’s restaurant. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b0cea7af62ae0d851deeeeece7330fc9936d8b52f5ab60a646aebdb4047bef6.gif

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yea I’m between Atlanta and Chicago. I haven’t ate there in years can’t say

  • imright

    ?????

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    People get they feelings hurt to damn easy nowadays. So tired of everything being about mf race, what they need to do is protest Mona Scott, she’s more of a threat to people of color than Houston’s!

  • TheWildChild

    You know Deb Antey and Mama “D” rolled up in there talking loud on cellphones wearing Vintage Teddy Pendergrass Jeans like…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41f5b87a45855d08e69cdffc44a40c9461efae62b11fe6f7b3d389fed8117dcb.gif

  • Desiree Edwards

    MAYBE TI CAN HOOK THEM UP WITH JOBS

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Hmm if you ain’t say a mouthful

  • TheWildChild

    Exactly ??….. I would like to see them protest outside of Mona studios this hard. I saw the videos of the black Maitre’ D trying to assist those making a scene. Everyone knows that place has had policies for years about cellphone use, hat wearing and seating large groups were not allowed.

  • missmiami305

    Aint no way they got called the Nword and aint fight. Sorry but as a man those are fighting words. Anyway, I wish these young men well. I hope they have another job lined up.

  • missmiami305

    He better lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These 2 kings just walked off their job, huh?
    So is TI going to be paying their rent and living expenses, since the paychecks wont be coming in any more?

  • missmiami305

    That gif???

  • SumthinSweeter

    Well it’s levels to this and the crew involved is not the most influential or intelligent/political forward thinking individuals.
    And I kind of giggle thinking about how the REAL community activist are out here feeling about this.

  • Justlooknout
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s where they should be protesting. The waitresses are really nasty towards black people at Tavern. I guess they think we don’t tip. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A man in the valet supposedly shouted that and two valet guys quit.

  • dontgetblocked

    TIP is becoming Al Sharpton Jr….that’s not a good thing. The truth is nobody but these losers will boycott Houston’s. We need to worry about how many black men will die this week by the hands of another black man.

  • Listen2Me

    And let’s be honest; was it the crew of Love and HipHop that wanted to be seated? Everybody knows the cast is known to pop off and tear your place up! Maybe the restaurant was taking precautions by denying them entry ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Dear TI remember when you was part owner of a restaurant? Did you ever pay your black employees their unpaid wages they were suing for? Mind you I ate there and was treated poorly. Now as far as Houstons I lived behind that restaurant for years went there EVERYDAY after work not one time was I EVER TREATED BADLY heck the majority of the staff from the bartenders to the waitstaff are black!!! When I say I have dined out at every restaurant in buckhead because I lived in buckhead out of all of them Houston was on top of my list MAINLY because of the services I received. Now I ain’t saying they lying but that was NEVER my experience just being honest. Now that night club that TI wanted to call a restaurant was a tacky hot mess with piss poor service they ran out of napkins and other items while I was dining at the bar and they sent an employee to the dollar tree to get those items brought the bags through the front door and unpacked them in my face. Messed my order up 3 TIMES then once they got it right I was ready to go didn’t touch my food I asked for a to go box I was told they didn’t allow ppl to take food home maaaaaan I’m just gone stop right here!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know they say you shouldn’t hold somebody’s past against them, but I’m sorry… I prefer for my “community activists” to be people who doesn’t have felony drug & weapons convictions. TI needs to go sit down somewhere.

  • TheWildChild

    Yes ma’am ?….this is not Red Lobster or Cheesecake factory. Houston’s strive for a “Fine” dining experience. Most 5? Restaurant have rules of conduct and etiquette.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    What’s a niggod?

  • dontgetblocked

    Uhm. What does Niggod mean? Really. It’s come to this.

  • SumthinSweeter

    My tea cup runneth over!

  • Free speech cost Sheen

    Kings, go back. It’s hella unemployed Kings missing from hustle gang. Don’t let T.I. fool y’all. Not all publicity is good. T.I. still owe taxes and pay to the Kings from his restaurant.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok !!! Not giving up my bottle of red wine and prime rib and loaded back potato because momma dee nem wanted a discount ? dream a free dessert talking bout do you know who I is ?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Wish I could upvote your comment several times??

  • Listen2Me

    ???

  • Just Passing Through

    In Jesus name

    Amen

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Now I walked outta there !!!! Tavern at Phipps gave me bad service I mean I sat there and got ignored I left and went to Yebo

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Yep!!! Bad service auntie

  • Justlooknout

    Pardon me ma’am. I’ve been to Houston’s in FL. You are “cute” schooling me on 5 star. Obviously you don’t know anything about me.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b549a333fae0b3f3e4e488169798e5f88c6ccaef47f22056baaa73c74f47b9cb.jpg

  • bella28498 .

    lmao

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’m still smh on that one.

    If I had a son and he called himself a “niggod”, I’d be smacking him upside the head real quick.

  • TheWildChild

    Word to the motha’ ?

  • Justlooknout

    Oil Shee D – How are you? It’s always nice to see you font, well I’m logging off, it’s real special in here. Smooches.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That’s what I’m saying I used to eat at that Houston’s at least 2 to 3 Times a week. I was never treated with racism or disrespect. The only policy I didn’t care for was no hats allowed. Other than that the service was always top notch. I don’t do the rapper/athletes restaurant lol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    My first time seeing a logical comment from you??????Good job girl ?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    THat loaded bake potato is the business

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Right when I heard that I was like where? Heck when I went to that TI hole in the wall I specifically went there to go to the roof top got there and they said it was closed because they were shooting a music video !!! I only went there so I could write a review I knew it wasn’t gone be sh** cuz TI ain’t sh**

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Everyone knows that, they have gone. I was going back and forth with some friends about that. Policy is policy!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok!! Ummm mouf watering!! And that’s dessert I’m not a dessert person but they had a dessert I would get it had nuts and Carmel and served with vanilla ice cream I can’t recall this sec but I would get it every blue moon when i wasn’t drinking which was very rare ???

  • Free speech cost Sheen

    I googled it…. the definition must differ from the prison dictionary his words of the day come from.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    And you’d be right to smack him. Those shirts just take so much away from the ACTUAL protest.

  • SummerBaby

    Is Tip gonna employ them now?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That apple pie is the business. I’ll be in Chicago craving Houston’s, and my coworkers would be like go to Bandera which is the Houston’s for Chicago, I’m like nope I’m flying back home to get my Houston’s. Bandera is good to but not like Houston’s. My other half be like aren’t you tired of eating at Houston’s , NOPE.

  • NeverSurprised

    ???????????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    lol , now the old lady gang was pretty good. I also heard K Michelle spot nice too, but real girly like

  • Karen Brady

    If I had a son he’d get as far as ‘ni’. His head will be spinning before he can get to the second syllable. And come home with a shirt?!. He’d like to live to tell it.

  • Karen Brady

    This!

  • Yetunde

    TI is a clown. I think it’s funny that he expects us to take him seriously. Those 2 young men, need to go back to work. They will regret this move when payday comes around.

  • Yetunde

    Thank you!

  • NeverSurprised

    And if they have children, will TI pay their school expenses, and food and clothing? Will he give them both JOBS at his company, or did they merely get a photo op and 5 minutes of fame in exchange for giving up their steady jobs?

  • Karen Brady

    it’s the brownie. I should have never tried it in the first place.

  • Karen Brady

    no phone calls in the dining room. it’s fab 🙂

  • Karen Brady

    oh.. he’s lucky he didn’t get jumped being they were outside

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Dawn? Where you been sis? ??

  • Coy little wink

    Those shirts are nignorant

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I can see k Michele spot being on point it’s a lot of pink going on though. I heard the old lady gang was good but after that bad health grade I said I’ll wait!! K minchlke soot maybe good for drinks all these places are fly by night didn’t Toni Braxton sister open a spot? I ain’t heard nothing else about it so it must be closed or and benzino crab trap was not the move either I had the runs!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    This is ridiculous. Nothing but self-promotion on TI’s part. I wouldn’t be surprised his delusion has taken over to the point that he now thinks he is ready to hold public office, and stirring people up over perceived racial issues is his way of opening the political door. In the meantime, he will go back to his mansion, and these young men will go home without a paycheck. He really needs to stop this nonsense.

  • NeverSurprised

    I see what you did there.?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Trina did open a spot , I think that’s when I was in Chicago full time. My fav in the city now are Bacchanalia, Miller Union, JTC kitchen, no 246, spring and seed kitchen

  • Anunnaki

    ****yawns***** Ok Tip

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This has to be the dumbest thing ever. IDC if it was race related, though it wasn’t. Go to another restaurant, it’s that simple. You quit your job? LOL uh sirs, TI’s not going to support you or give you a job. Ignorant as hell.

    TI, Deb Atney, and so many others attaching their name to this nonsense for why?

  • Karen Brady

    I can totally believe that. I started doing takeout a couple of years back. I’ve had to ask servers what’s up a couple of times when dining in so I stopped that. Also several times I’ve wanted to slap the hooker hostess for acting like she was too cute to acknowledge me.

  • Anunnaki

    A felony consist of harm to another human, rape, murder, etc…everything else is actually civil cases.

  • Karen Brady

    just read this after what I just wrote above. Yes that’s it plus they want to be on the bar side and outside half naked and up in those horny men’s faces..I’ve seen a lot of tricking in that place when I was a regular.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Me either and I don’t plan to stop going all cuz some “real estate guru” with celeb contacts felt mistreated. Sometimes, rules are just that. The gist of what this is about seems have gotten lost on me. Hell, who am I kidding? I skimmed and moved past the initial blog reports.

    If Houston’s can’t see large parties or split parties, why didn’t y’all just go in as two separate parties; a party of 4 and a party of 3?

  • Karen Brady

    gotchu

  • Rayne

    TI must gonna set those employees up nice. Reminds me when I was about 15 working at McDonald’s. My bff at the time was embarrassed about making the fries. Said a”WE” were going to quit tomorrow. Oh ok? She quit and I went to work hunny. Her issues with the fry machine is not my issue. She got mad at me and stopped being my friend. Welp…from then on out me and my McDonald’s check became the VERY BEST OF FRIENDS. Me and money ain’t never fell out. ?

  • Just Passing Through

    Sums it up for me too

  • Karen Brady

    teeeeeheeeeeeee heeee @ said a “WE”.

  • Karen Brady

    Yep… straight clown to me.

  • Rayne

    I ain’t about the “WE” lol

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    These black celebs are going to led folks right into more captivity. Never follow a fool. Why not support a black business instead of giving this one more publicity? Why keep buying designer wear from racist designers? Why fight to eat at a restaurant that doesn’t want your business? Like really, accept it for what it is and try to create our own. Stop begging to be included.

  • imright

    TI jus seems so phony to me. fake asss laugh,always over smiling….trying so hard to sound smart. ???

  • It’s a matter of Principle

    Those shirts are RIDICULOUS.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO.. You said it boo!!

  • Oh Tommie

    Did TI offer them jobs? I feel like I know the answer but don’t want to assume.

  • Karen Brady

    VINTAGE TEDDY PENDERGRASS JEANS!!!?

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    I ate there before and was treated kindly and did not notice any mistreatment of anyone. Those two men probably looking for the come up since T.I is involved.

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Remember, T.I did open his own restaurant and it has since shut down. Don’t think it lasted a year.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Yes I heard. I’m not a fan at eating at celebs restaurants either. They don’t know ish about the business. I just talking in general about black businesses and stop begging to give other people our hard earned money.
    I’m also tired of these fake “leaders” that are causing more harm than good.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That was my whole argument with friends. If you don’t like there policy don’t go. Plain and simple

  • hottlanta

    Just because it didn’t happen to you directly doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to anyone else. Everyone ain’t lying.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    OH did yall hear Kevin heart going on tour and his act is all about the cheating ? humph sounds like a pub stunt to me wonder how that FBI investigation going? I bet it ain’t! Because there probably was no investigation. Just like TI and tiny back together heard ol girl Bernice was paid to pretend and carry on it got her a few interviews and bookings as well! Same as Kevin Hart side girl.

  • hottlanta

    She was serving tapas which means half a sammich and black folks ain’t paying $20.00 for that. You now how we do.

  • hottlanta

    I guess all the white folks suppose to sleep soundly in their own homes and worry about not being shot by a close family member. I never heard a white politician worry about white on white crime. They don’t say anything because they wanna give them the false illusion that they are safe.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Incredibly ridiculous

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Did I say anyone was lying or did I say it didn’t happen to them? I said I was treated kindly and did not notice anyone being mistreated, so stop trying to start some mess. But being you’re trying to take it there, those ignorant shirts they are wearing don’t exactly scream victim. This conversation on this is now over.

  • hottlanta

    God please, please, please, please, please don’t let me see this t-shirts all over the ATL. I will be wearing my shades because I am not trying to fight with no one. AMEN!!!!!

  • Honeylove123

    I thought it was just me! He seems so damn phony! Trying to sound smart! Lmao!

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Yeah, I feel ya on that 100%. I never ate at celebs restaurants either.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Is this an example of a backhanded compliment? I’m asking for a friend???

  • hottlanta

    Why is he acting as if we screw his lil short loud azz we should be grateful.

  • Blak

    You wear a shirt with the N word on it…don’t you dare expect me to take you or your cause seriously

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ?Auntie did I miss something? The Kang had his FOB status revoked? Cuz the shade in this post sure is thick. LOL

  • Raymond Isiah

    lol!

  • KA

    Did he buy them the whole outfit? They are matching.

  • Karen Brady

    1999 went to Justin’s. Burnt up porkchops, dry red velvet, they were out of every bottle of wine we requested. Stick to the music Diddy. No more celeb eateries for me since then with exception of a Top Chef restaurant or two obviously.

  • Olga Summer

    Soooo…..I hope Clifford Harris got a job for them, or will offer up a guest room in his mansion, or a couple dolla’s fo the rent, car note or bus fare! Ijs…..?

  • missmiami305

    He doing too much.

  • missmiami305

    ?????

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Youre boycotting Houstons…but was unable to pay your own employees when you had your own restaurant? Someone should have boycotted that ghetto ratchet place that you called a business. What was the name of it? “Scared”….oops…I meant “Scales”.Fights and drug deals goin on while people were trying to eat. I want to try to support you…..but TI….#wehaveaproblem.

  • speakinmymind

    Apple walnut cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream…heaven in a bowl! ???

  • speakinmymind

    Igzackly! Houston’s has been the same forever.

  • MistaO

    I detest any use of the n word.

  • SummerBaby

    I think it’s been revoked. The last several posts about Tip have been dripping shade.

  • Li

    This is bad. People getting worked up over – nothing!

  • hottlanta

    We having a race for Mayor soon I guess he is trying to show leadership since Kasim is leaving.

  • speakinmymind

    Right and I agree cuz I hate being in a restaurant and the chick at the next table is on the phone talking louder than everybody else.

  • unknown user

    Clifford…

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Sadly he won’t be offering any of the things you mentioned. I feel sorry for the youth these days.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Tell your friend it is ????. ???in London

  • Gone Too Far

    Right! Cos I was bout to say. He has money, they don’t. He can’t be out here encouraging people to quit their jobs over a damn boycott while he gets to walk away unaffected

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    “They say the patrons yelled ‘F**K YOU N****R’ & ‘GO BACK TO POPEYES!!!!'”

    How did the patrons know they were leaving to join the protesters, as opposed to taking a break or going home?

  • Cricket404

    I’m with the guy that was in Ig. He was the businessman who was discriminated against. When T.I. became involved the whole thimg was spoiled.

  • Justlooknout

    I like your name.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hate we still doing that

  • hottlanta

    Did yall see this protest against police brutality in front of the Ray Lewis statue by HBCU students.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHo7A1bgXtk

  • NeverSurprised

    And since they were valets, why would the patrons INSIDE the restaurant have had any contact with them at all? Their jobs were OUTSIDE the restaurant, so TI’s fabricated claim makes no sense.

  • hottlanta

    An employer gonna goggle their name and those t-shirts gonna pop up. Did someone tell them that. NOOO!!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    It is never ever used in my home. Never.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Me personally, hate the word

  • Dainese

    Not even protesting Trump this hard.
    Sit. Down.

    We have other sh*t to be mad about.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Excellent point! ?

  • NeverSurprised

    And don’t forget his 2003 conviction for assaulting a FEMALE officer at a mall in Florida.

  • NeverSurprised

    / / This comment should be required reading for everyone on this page. I just wish I could up-vote it over and over and over and …

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol

  • Karen Brady

    Sheep

  • Karen Brady

    That’s the worst. I’m at the point I don’t want to hear it at the hair/nail salon..while you standing all up on me in line somewhere..ugh!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Oh no ?????. I have now!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I’m confused. Did they wear those shirts to work? Or did the protesters give them to them when they got outside?

    Idk. I don’t really care about this personally, but I’m going to knock anyone for boycotting and protesting racism/discrimination.

    Also, T.I. used “their”, “affected”, and “who’s” correctly. That is impressive in this day and age.

  • hottlanta

    Wonder what Ray-Ray gonna say now. I used to like him until he opened his mouth. He talking about these bad azz black kids when he got off a murder rap in the ATL around New Years.

  • XoXo

    I guess. But he messed up on the “apart” word though.

  • millz

    Ti must really love that spinach dip… so many thing he could have been fighting for… #notafan

  • millz
  • Free speech cost Sheen

    Lurking, I pop in and out. I was at. Cole Haan & was looking for you. ?

  • Pebbles

    Instead of trying to find an alternate solution, he want to get the restaurant closed down….Sandra can you ask Ti/Tiny this question If they’re successful with getting the restaurant close down.. Are they willing to supply employment to the employee that will be affected? Are they willing to pay their bills? rent, electric, tuition etc.?

    I’m just trying to see something.

  • shun king

    Tell ya an open secret the less blacks at a restaurant the more white people will come and they spend more money with less attitude . Most of these fine dining places don’t even want black people in there don’t even want their money..and the hassle black people give in restaurants the blacks that work there don’t want to see them also….kitchen lingo is blacks=canadians upscale bars try not to stock whats popular with the hip hop crowd…i learned this from working in midtown

  • shun king

    folks forgot about that episode

  • shun king

    i used to cook professionally and have had plenty of things made for me at that houstons that was not on the menu they never tripped and was always nice

  • Deni Elliott

    Racial discrimination???doubt it. More like they want a certain class of people there… my friends and I go here often. No problems.

  • Deni Elliott

    Exactly… they not shutting this place down based off black attendance…. heck probably what Houston’s want anyways….

  • Deni Elliott

    Ok. Glad it’s not me.. all of this should be put to more pressing issues

  • gail jones

    Now. Question. Is Mr. Harris going to hire them with competitive/better wages?

  • Judi Lauren

    Glad I scrolled before I wrote. People getting shot, and it wasn’t even open a year..

  • Deni Elliott

    Why would some black people proudly use any form of a word that racist people use for us??? Dropping the -er and adding other letters changes nothing..

  • JENNYJONES1

    SHE WANTS HIM TO STOP MESSING WITH HER SPINACH DIP. I’M ACTUALLY STARTING TO WONDER IS SHE ON THEIR PAYROLL B/C OF THE SHADE IN THESE POST ABOUT THE BOYCOTTING. SORRY BUT THE RESTAURANT SHOULD’VE HANDLED THINGS BETTER IN THE VIDEO JAY MORRISON POSTED WHICH ACTUALLY STARTED ALL OF THIS. CUSTOMER SERVICE IN GENERAL HAS GONE DOWN EVERYWHERE. ……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    KASIM IS NOT A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW. JUST HAVE $$$ AND HE’S YOUR GUY……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I’m trying to figure out where TI’s outrage was when the employees working in his restaurant were claiming they weren’t getting paid. He was quiet like a church mouse.

  • shun king

    that’s what i am tripping about they are doing houston’s a favor

  • hottlanta

    That is what you think. Wow you made it as a certain class of Negro and feel so honored you passed the white folks Negro test. They might have been good to you in your eyes in person but you don’t know behind the scenes whether they spat in your food or not. I used to work in the hospitality industry as well and we had a separate meeting when white folks come and a separate meeting when black folks come.

  • imright

    i hope Lamora Williams gets tortured to death in prison.

  • shun king

    ok lets boycott the Traphouses next

  • Malai

    We about to get put in another war and people are more concerned about protesting a restaurant? If you are not welcomed and you feel it in your heart that you aren’t then don’t frequent that location..! There are plenty of other delicious restaurants that will be glad to serve everyone..Im so tired of the foolishness

  • Marlika

    WTF is NIGGOD??

  • Li
  • shay2shaymd

    Did TI offer those 2 kings a job?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I hope TI helps those young men find other employment

  • Trey

    Those two clowns played themselves….now they are pawns

  • free

    i’m ashamed…i laughed at “go back to popeyes!”. i don’t think no white person said that. i can’t see it.

  • free

    ohhhhhhh lawd *orville reddenbacher movie theater butter popcorn*

  • free

    oh wow! i don’t understand the blacks=canadians. what does that mean?

  • free

    i’m thinking the same thing. we need a weekly memo to know which team we’re on.

    orrrr…. did they send her some coupons?

  • Noirluv45

    Excuse me, but I know more decent acting Black people than non-decent acting Black people. In fact, I’ve been around more ignorant acting, country, ill-mannered Whites than anyone, so this is a bunch of b.s. Decency isn’t about race, but character. What’s more, we tip well too, so a restaurant would be stupid to not want my money. Isn’t that the goal? Why would they exclude a group of people? Is is based on racist rhetoric like you are spewing. How dare you assume Black people have attitude. It’s not a Black thing…it’s a human thing. Your comment is reflective of the racism expected from Blacks and Whites and the ignorance we have to deal with on a daily bases for over 400 years.

  • Rayne

    She put those babies in the stove and turned it on. She deserves every bit of torture that comes her way. Smh

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I stopped eating at Houston’s a looooooooong time ago.

  • shun king

    you can say its a bunch of b.s all you want if you worked in fine dining in midtown where i have for years you would know its not. hey i didn’t make the rules i just observe them in play..and black folks don’t tip well

  • shun king

    when i first heard it i was like HuH?? and than my chef at that time let me know …he said its code word the people who wanted every things fried and everything well done and a few more things….restaurant business is very racist ..

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Good morTing ?’s
    … soooooo T.I. , do these young men have NEW jobs? , or OTHER jobs besides being Valets for HOUSTONS?, was this just a Part time gig for THEM?, are THEY in school?…
    OR are THEY now looking to go from UNemployed to EMPLOYED again?
    Inquiring minds want to KNOW. ?????

  • shun king

    this not an assumption ask a server they will tell you the same thing..and as far as spending money black people might come in order apps dinner and a few drinks…white will come in order apps dinner and very expensive wine..restaurants make money off alcohol not food they want the people who have no problem spending 300-1200 on a bottle of wine. and quiet and not feeling like they own the place cause they did it..i am just an observer to these things

  • Noirluv45

    And that’s okay with you? You are comfortable working for an establishment that discriminates against Blacks? Shun, I going to wager that you are White or a White supremacist (regardless of your color) because you sound like one. It’s a racist premise and that’s all I’m concerned about. To discriminate (apparently, you are okay with discrimination) against people based on their skin color is WRONG. I tip well and so does my family. I’m sure White folks don’t always tip well either. I know that for a fact, but I’m sure you aren’t going to generalize about them. It’s so typical of the Black = bad, White = good. I will not sit by and let you generalize to me. I still say a restaurant owner is stupid to not accept money based on some ignorant stereotype. All the owner should be concerned about is making money regardless of who they make it from. If our green isn’t good enough, then they don’t deserve it. It’s just like Pampers doesn’t have any Black babies in their advertisements, but Black people are probably one of the largest groups that by them. Do you see how stupid that is? If you are a business owner, you are going to dismiss a group of people because of your ignorant prejudices? Does that make sense to you?

  • Noirluv45

    OH, BTW, if I had to deal with you, I would tip YOU well.

  • free

    i see…. i see…. thanks for that info!!

  • Look@m3

    I have eaten at this Houstons before on a date with an Atheist and I never been back to another Houstons. The food wasn’t good and I never understood the hype. Glad I never gave them a coin……
    So now we retiring the whole GO BACK TO AFRICA with Go back to Popeyes? Is this the new comeback statement for 2017?

  • Look@m3

    1 time was enough for me. Overated waste of restaurant space.

  • free

    i saw waka’s maw on the video; she started all of this and she said they did agree to split their party and was STILL refused service because the restaurant said that it didn’t want them talking all over the patrons to each other–like talking back and forth between the tables. she wasn’t aware of the large party rule because she said she usually ate at the bar or had small parties. someone mentioned they only seat large parties at the round booths. they don’t put tables together and i don’t think she was aware of that either.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That person above seems to almost never have anything positive to say about black people. smh

    Just an observation.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s the reason why they bring the alcohol menu to the table first.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’ve never been to Houston’s. Seems like I haven’t missed much.

  • shun king

    its about money but understand all money not good money ..i worked in fine dining its a diffrent than causal so its a different atmosphere …black folks just have a bad mark on them..and the multi millionaire owners of these places and their friends just don’t want to be around them and after awhile you will see what they talking about..but no i not white and i am not cool with it but the funny thing is i see black folks breaking they necks to go into these places and they really not wanted. now of course they don’t mind management type of black folks but overall they don’t want blacks. hell people sending food back all day long arguing with the staff pull service away from high paying customers. and i was not cool with it or the racist work force in this city period. that’s why i do my own thing now and not on nobody schedule

  • shun king

    you ask your self who is more likely to break out fighting in public on instance of that will see lost revenue for months people that been in the business will not risk that..these black club folks get killed on a daily basis and black folks filling them right back up..white establishments are different

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It is overrated

  • shun king

    well i cooked so i didn’t get tips from guests but thanks anyway…

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    If they worked there, they likely saw it happen. What’s the big deal here?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It’s ight…nothing special. I would go there to have the pork chops, broccoli and mash potatoes. That’s all I would eat there because that’s the only that was good on their menu imo.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    “Is it fair to boycott an entire restaurant chain — and jeopardize jobs — just because 1 or 2 entitled people felt insulted when asked to conduct themselves appropriately in an establishment?”

    RAC/ISM? YES!!!

  • primadutch

    He need to worry about why he won’t pay the employees at his own fake ass restaurant and leave my Hawaiian rib eye and kale salad alone!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The waitresses at Tavern at Phipps are nasty. They don’t smile, they have attitudes. Even the one black waitress is nasty. I stopped eating there when I saw a roach crawl up the wall.

  • Ruth

    And then he goes back to his mansion

  • Simone

    So is TIP going to give them a job? JS

  • shun king

    thats a real shady looking place to me isn’t that where they told the black lawyers to get up for the white women? from working in the industry i don’t even want strangers to prepare my food for me anymore

  • Dowoop

    I hope they thought about how they are going to pay their bills now.

  • Noirluv45

    That’s even more scary. When you cooked for those no-tipping no-good Negroes, did you “alter” their food. Oh, and you’re welcome.

  • shun king

    well i notice the black cooks as far as where i worked we would try to be as professional as possible and not with thats childs play but the mexican cooks who dominate now will serve white black or chinese or purple something right off the floor..

  • Noirluv45

    Listen carefully because this is my last correspondence with you. I don’t engage in fallacious drivel with White supremacists because it’s a losing battle. You will never see the evil of your own whether it’s past, present, or future. As long as you can make Black people the bad ones and Whites the good ones it further feeds into your God complex. I’m not going to continue to waste my time with your selective oversight of Whites and their drug usage, suicide, violence, and lies. Yes, White establishments are different. Yeah, you keep believe that. Good day.

  • Noirluv45

    Well apparently you are okay with it because only a fool Negro would work for a racist establishment, but if you are, indeed, Black, you are one of the “good ones” right? Boy bye.

  • Noirluv45

    You’re right. That’s why I think the person is a White person posing as Black. I can tell by the White supremacists playbook comments he/she says. I don’t even know why he/she is here. I blocked the person because I’m no longer going to engage with b.s. You observe well, Mr. James. 🙂

  • shun king

    99 percent of every corporation in america is racist

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh. My. God!

  • NeverSurprised

    Preach to the uninformed.

  • tunjie

    Hope TI is offering to pay these cats bills seriously.

  • NeverSurprised

    “restaurants make money off alcohol not food”
    ———————
    Absolutely true.

  • tunjie

    Agreed, that just sounds to funny for any white person to say that. Haha saying go back to KFC might have sounded more legit for their argument than Popeyes.

  • tunjie

    Not to mention in about 1 month when folks look to sign up for Obamacare, cats who make 40-60 K a year, which are a lot of folks living paycheck to paycheck even at that salary these days, will see they need to come up with another 100-150 dollars to pay for their health insurance and we worry about this shit.

  • NeverSurprised

    Refresh my memory, was TI this “outraged” when patrons at HIS restaurant started fighting, then SHOOTING in the parking lot? Because I don’t recall him uttering a single peep, leading a single protest, or encouraging anyone to boycott. People kill me spending every waking moment worrying about what the “white man” feels about them, while black men are shooting and killing each other at the drop of a hat.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/hothiphopdetroit.com/3757199/shots-fired-at-t-is-new-atl-restaurant-scales-925/amp/

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. His time might be better spent going to Chicago telling gang -bangers not to be killing black people. Or going to Congress pushing for stricter gun laws.
    But protesting against a restaurant?… nah… the black community has bigger priorities we need to be dealing with.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sad. Sound like mental illness to me. Or even demon possession.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    They probably realized how stupid “go back to Africa” really is. How can you go “back” somewhere you’ve never been.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    True. I think they are trying to call themselves Gods. Epic fail.

  • Reina1718

    When did this happen & who witnessed it? Who told Deb? Was she there? Im lost ??

  • Reina1718

    Bam!

  • Reina1718

    Nah jus dinner

  • Zane

    So, is TI going to give those young black men jobs? See, black people really don’t have a PLAN B. Smh

  • ViolettaBliss

    Is he going to support these young kings?

  • Pnthr

    T.I. is such a damn idiotic loser. Fake ass wannabe activist. The video that sparked this showed no discrimination, just employees stating the rules to a narcissist who blew it out of proportion for his own gain.

    He just mad and jealous cause his crappy restaurant got shut down.

  • EMILY POST

    Black man who became famous made millions and decided to do what Open a Strip Club??? #Blank Stare
    So a black man who owns a strip club is leading movements now??? WTF How backwards can you be.

  • free

    go back to boston market lol

  • Look@m3

    But I’m curious…were they not taught the same things we were taught like maybe they know a part of history I am unaware of. Like maybe they think that they were already here in American and Chris just brought us over here to them for profit? I’m lost!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    They know nothing more than we do. Go back to Africa was their way of saying they don’t want blacks here. They steal anything they want and call it *theirs*. Never mind that they aren’t from here either.

  • Look@m3

    Don’t waste yo time…..

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    The two young men worked for the valet company outside the restaurant. They were not Houston’s employees.

    NEXXXXXXXT!

  • Not Down With The BS

    What the f’ are those shirts??? ?

  • Rayne

    Forreal. Damn that’s crazy! Poor babies

  • Patricia

    i love popeyes! i would ask them if they are treating

  • Look@m3

    Foreal, maybe TI didnt have to give then a job. Its plenty of restaurants in Atlanta im sure that needs their help!

  • Evillene

    I love the Houston’s in my area. The service has always been outstanding. But I dont live in the South.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ?? she out her giving folks 1 rib?? ummm no we want the whole rack left and right side !!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ain’t nobody putting no tables together no way!! The atmosphere is like a intimate setting for a SMALL group of friends or couples NOT for 20 folks to get drunk and carry on they should have tried to book out the restaurant or went to a place that have rooms in the restaurant that you can rent out most places and putting tables and stuff together like that anymore smh

  • SayWhatNow?

    and locks his doors lol

  • IndaHOUSE

    They look like they regret that already…

  • Hmmm~?

    Can someone tell Total Idiot to get a life? I’ve been going to Houston’s in Brookhaven for 5+ years and I have never experienced any sort of discrimination. It’s incidents like this that cause people to take the movement less seriously.