TI Houstons

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.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    he was boycotting? oh.. ok..

  • millz
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ain’t nobody eating Houston’s like that

  • shun king

    so the black boycott has ended and watch the white silent boycott begin and that will really shut down the place....oh and will T.I boycott the traphouses next?

  • HalleMerry

    I still don't understand how a dress code is discriminatory if everyone has to follow it.Why do I need to see your stomach,or a$$ crack while I'm eating? Restaurants have the right to cater to a certain clientele,just as lil man had the right to boycott.But,seriously some of my people do seem to have an overall issue with wearing the appropriate clothing at the appropriate setting.
    I JUST interviewed a young lady for a job.She wore jeans and boots...SMDH! She was 27,not 17 and should know better...the same way that grown a$$ adults should know how to dress while fine dining.

  • HalleMerry

    Is Houston's fine dining???

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah we will see how long this lasts....

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This doesn’t sound discriminatory unless I’m missing something. One of my brothers ex girlfriends mother sued a restaurant here in Chicago because they told them they had to take off there shoes in order to enter, while they recorded all of the white folks coming in with there shoes on. They were black.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Not a great restaurant?

  • Missy

    just as lil man


  • Missy

    Not him again *eye roll*

  • shun king

    well baseball caps turnt backwards pants sagging loud ass ratchet acting is "black culture" so if a place dont want that they are discriminating against blacks

  • Shenanigans1

    But what about the large parties being turned away and not even being allowed to split their party?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Every time I see TI I do a deep sigh and then SMH! It's like everything he does is exhausting as hell and for attention. Like go be a dad and stay out of every bodies business. Houston's ain't chit noway.

  • NeverSurprised

    Why would any mayor appoint this arrogant, uneducated, misogynistic, RECIDIVIST CRIMINAL to a transition team? He is an asshole and the Mayor is a joke.

    Do black Atlantans REALLY want to go out for a pleasant evening, only to be visually assaulted by vulgar, loud women cursing and showing their boobs and the cracks of their asses? NO CLASS. I would walk out of any restaurant the second they came in.

  • Marlika

    I forgot all about this.

    Anyhow from someone who used to be a bartender and server I can say I don’t blame the restaurant. One thing I used to hate to see is ignorant black and brown people. Don’t get me wrong there were plenty of ignorant white and others as well. The difference is colored folks are rude and don’t want to tip but they expect you to jump threw hoops for them. Most of the white patrons fight over who’s going to pay the bill. Sally wanted to pay, but Bob insisted it was his turn and Tom ended up giving me his credit card first and telling me to charge it. Black folks want to knit pick who had what, want the check split 50 million ways and don’t want to tip or they under tip. ????

    Houston’s should not give in! Stand your ground!!

  • imright

    lol i thought u was calling Tip “Ant Man” ???

  • free

    "I had water."

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I totally forgot that he was in Ant-Man. But yall still want to give them your money? Nah

  • Vonn

    I would not relax my dress code. Take your booty shorts to the fast food drive-thru.

  • Vonn


  • MJF

    Lol, this is laughable. Have a great day my loves!

  • Liah

    Thats not discrimination....Thats morals...Put some clothes on!

  • Liah


  • justlooking

    When does relax mean bootie shorts? People going to dinner in bootie shorts?

    Side note and different zip code but Kim K, goes to restaurants looking atrocious. See through tops and what not, she could never go there. She is hood chic number 1 in my book.

    #Stay Calm and #Carry ON

  • Berry Melon

    Oh, it's one of "those" places. I don't think racism played a part, I think they just assumed racism because they saw a white family get escorted to the table while they were asked to leave and that's all they had on their mind. Listen, there are some places with strict dress codes, and they will not serve you or let you in. It's horrible right? But those so-called swanky posh places do exist. And it doesn't matter who you are, they will turn you away. I checked the website out, it looks uptight.

  • Yoni7

    Does he still have his restaurant? If not, what happened to it? Wasn't it called Scales or something like that?

  • Michael Washington

    Its too dark in Houston's lol....

  • Blak

    I can't believe that people are so gullible to make these hoodrats leaders in the community. Just wow!

  • Trey

    ridiculous.....If I owned a restaurant and I wanted a dress code....there would be no exceptions..

  • Trey

    How TI gonna tell somebody how to run a restaurant when he was sued by his employees

  • Skin Deep Beauty


  • Bossy704

    I love a plunging neckline. I usually eat and drink for freeninety nine when I have the girls out. Yes I get stares and smirks but I did not have to spend my money so THERE!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Oh they bout to get some "TOP GRADE special services' NOW! LMBAO.. The food FOR THAT BLACK CLIENTELE is gone GOOD!

  • Marlika

    ??? I used to hate.

  • primadutch

    All of this right here!!!!!

  • primadutch

    TIP needs to STFU...the crab cakes, kale salad and Lemondrops stay beatin...I will always mess with Houston's!

  • Vonn

    LMAO. That's exactly what it sounds like. Probably had some Ellie Mae blonde hair installed too.

  • angrysolo


  • Judi Lauren

    Sorry, but I don't want to see all your azz and tittiezz hanging all out when I eat either. Follow the dang dress code.

  • Kayke

    Wow. So they are racist because they seat the yt people who are adhering to the dress code? Is something left out of this write up? Doesnt make sense


    T.I. sells drugs and guns, he is a VILE idiot.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    So instead of dressing up for a decent restaurant, he wants the restaurant to lower their standards so he doesn't have to take time to look presentable. Wow, that's ignorant. He could have used his voice for something more than a dress code at a restaurant. I want our people to win, but some of these battles we are choosing seem..... never mind I'm tired, cause I know another Monique story will be popping up soon.

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    ouch so true, they will shut down the restaurant and open a new one away from "the issue" White Flight is real

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    wait wait was this a pressing issue affecting the people of Atlanta that a Mayor's representative ( Ant Man ) had to get involved in?? things that make you go hmmmm??!!

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    I saw a group of 20 somethings pull a stunt at IHOP. they had a group of 10 or so (immediate tip imposed for groups of 8) to avoid they sat at 3 separate tables, time to pay:
    I had water, I didnt order that, mine didnt have bacon, on and on
    they paid cash..... wait for it......NO TIP.
    I felt the pain of the 2 waiters.

  • consioussista

    Not lowering their standards the white women were allowed to wear the same type of clothing

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

    AS Much as I went to Houston’s every staff member I seen was black! FRom the bartender to the wait staff to the cook!! I can’t stand when ppl make up shit when it’s real issues out her

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    All dressed up in each other's clothing line from the hood boutiques..bet they have on all types of labels GUCCI Loui Channel long ass painted fake nails..babies in strollers on hips with a Voucher courtesy of T I and Tiny Monica Toya Wright Program!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Okay, I didn't get that from the article. Thanks for sharing that with me.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This is what we call a shake down.

  • Trey

    I doubt it.....

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    The same shit I am saying.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? Kari ?????????

    Is there a video of a bunch of white woman being seated? I don’t get it? Were thenwoman dressed slutty?

  • Faux Gibbler

    I don't think I've been Houston's and not seen a black employee. Maybe 1 or 2 white employees. The rest all black.
    I agree, I don't want to see your ass while I'm trying to eat.

  • Faux Gibbler

    T.I. Fighting a lawsuit still for not paying employees? Bish please. Make sure your own back yard is clean before you start telling others how to run sh!t. You can say all you want it was your business partners, no Bish, your name was all over that.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I am so glad you said that. I can't think of a time when I didn't see majority of black employees.

  • den

    Oh please, this convict? He should pay his employees, can't stand he and his piglets ass ...these new money idiots ,looking like a horror movie want to bring hoodism EVERY WHERE THEY GO!!!

  • den

    Hate that ....especially thankful for the ones who make your stay enjoyable at a restaurant.

  • den

    Exactly because it's not their HOODISM that pays the bill as shown by that" arrogant, uneducated, misogynistic, RECIDIVIST CRIMINAL ........He is an asshole ..." FAILED EATERY
    quotes from a previous post by NeverSurprised

  • free

    or when they decline to partake of the appetizer like they ain't gon chip in lol.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    So, because he is on the Mayor's transition team, I as a restaurant owner cannot have a dress code that keeps a measure of class in my establishment?! C'mon! I would do the same if I had a relatively nice restaurant. We don't need you coming in looking like you just left the strip club (working) or just left the summer family picnic. Sometimes we as black people spend too much time focusing on the wrong things

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

    Right!! Heck TI should have been negotiating and paying the employees that didn’t get paid from his failed restaurant that he was supposedly only a silent partner in but he didn’t become silent until the landlord wanted his rent money amen those employees wanted to be paid!! Then all of a sudden it wasn’t his restaurant. My point is TI should take his own advice and while he saying they need to employee more black ppl he need to start other business ventures and employee black ppl too. Hell the first female rap artist he endorsed and signed was a non talented white woman! When it’s plenty of talented black women he had to choose from. My pint is practice wtf you preach or don’t hold no damn sermon on Sunday and now follow your own word mom-sat

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    I hear you when you get an uneasy feeling from the waiter you dont even enjoy your meal.

  • MRiGOThim

    Lil' Buss IT Baby shut up :P

  • Queen B

    Good job TI!! ?

  • AndSo

    Where is the proof of this? Not to mention, I thought that their initial problem was that a big party wasn't allowed to be seated at the same table or something without a prior reservation?

    This all sounds so stupid. And, yes, Houston's has a RIGHT to have a dress code and people should learn how to dress presentably when they go out to eat at a nice place!

  • AndSo

    That doesn't even make sense. Did they have a "no sneakers" policy? Were the white folks wearing non-sneakers and were therefore allowed to enter? You need to elaborate on this.

  • AndSo

    Well, good job everyone! The Houston's on Lenox Road is now shuttering. Yes, that's right. The oldest Houston's in America (40 years) is closing.

    Thank you, T.I.! Looks like they rather close and fire everyone than deal with your shakedown. Protecting their brand, I guess. Standing their ground. I don't feel like this is a win for anyone. T.I. and his cronies are losers.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    No shoes. She sued and won.

  • AndSo

    You still not explaining the "policy" that they must've had to justify this. She may have sued and won, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't a policy that started this whole deal. My guess is that it was a "no sneaker" or some such policy and in order to get around it they suggested that she take off her shoes, or she took off her shoes. I need more details and you obviously aren't going to provide them. The way you describing it as of now don't make any sense.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re an idiot go play

  • AndSo

    I ain't an idiot. I just don't believe your story because you refuse to give details.