TMZ is reporting that the “No Lie” rapper was recently hit with a lawsuit by the iconic drug kingpin’s company for illegal use of his name and likeness at Chainz’ ATL restaurants, website and social media.
Escobar Inc. is seeking $10 million in damages claiming that Chainz’ Escobar Restaurant and Tapas violates federal law as due to it’s unauthorized use of Pablo Escobar’s name and likeness.
The company says it owns the trademark to Escobar’s likeness and 2 Chainz is using the name to generate traffic and sales.
Escobar Inc. wants the 8-figure damages, minimum, plus an injunction blocking use of the name and likeness at the restaurants.This is the latest example of a rapper getting a call from a drug lord’s family as Jackie-O found out that using the name Griselda Blanco to move music wasn’t the move when “The Godmother”‘s son reached out to her over use of the name.
At this point we think the only rappers in the game who can use the Escobar name are Nas and Cam’ron, and Killa personally got the Escobar family on speed dial, b.
Pablo Escobar’s Family Sues 2 Chainz For Unauthorized Use Of Drug Kingpin’s Name
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