T.I. Harris used his clout with the Atlanta mayor’s office to broker an agreement with Houston’s that ends the months long boycott over alleged discrimination practices at the popular Buckhead eateries.
Harris, who is a part of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms‘ transition team, had accused the restaurant chain of discriminating against black people.
The rapper and actor, real name Clifford Harris Jr., joined Atlanta celebrities and residents outside the popular diner in October to show his support for the boycott.
T.I.’s wife, Tameka Harris, and reality TV stars Deb Antney and Momma Dee complained of the restaurants strict dress code which prohibited booty shorts and crop tops with plunging necklines.
The ladies claimed they were refused service due to their attire, and they watched as a large group of white people were led to a table.
According to editors at TMZ, the Ant-Man star has now held several meetings with executives of the eatery since the boycott was imposed and after speaking with them, has reportedly been assured that there will no longer be any issues with the dress code.
T.I. says executives have told him the dress code will be relaxed, and that they will hire more minorities in the restaurants.