When rapper 2 Chainz and his business partner, Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, first opened Escobar restaurant in Atlanta, they forgot to secure permission for the use of the name from the family of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
The family filed a lawsuit against the rapper over use of the name, and now
Escobar Inc. bosses are demanding no less than $10 million, claiming the hitmaker's two Escobar Restaurants in Atlanta violate federal law by using the Escobar name and likeness without permission.
The restaurants are decorated with large B&W posters of the smiling drug lord taken from his mugshot. The restaurant also sells t-shirts and other merchandise featuring the image.
According to TMZ, the family insists they own the licensing and trademark to Escobar's name and likeness.
They are also demanding an injunction blocking the use of the name and likeness at the restaurants.
2 Chainz has yet to comment.
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