T.I. is known for big thangs poppin’, but according to Jennifer Brett, entertainment writer at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta-based rap mogul was recently served with a big ole eviction notice on his popular restaurant:
Scales 925, the downtown Atlanta restaurant the Grammy-winning actor and budding movie and T.V. star opened last year, has reportedly been served with an eviction notice over unpaid rent.
The eviction notice, which sources say sheriff’s officers served on Wednesday, comes some two months after some former employees of the eatery filed suit alleging, among other claims, that Scales 925 has not paid state payroll taxes.
This latest stomach ache-making development reportedly stems from the fact that Scales 925’s landlord is owed over $1 million in rent. Initially, T.I. seemed to want to point the finger of blame at a business associate, Charles Hughes.
“We have NO dealings or partnerships outside of my restaurants Scales 925 which was a HUGE mistake in hindsight,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted, but which you can still see here on the web site Bossip.com.—Atlanta Journal Constitution
Last month, about a dozen former employees of the restaurant filed a federal lawsuit against T.I. and Hughes alleging they were overworked and received no overtime pay, were docked for broken glasses, had money taken from their checks, and that sometimes their paychecks would bounce.
The workers also claimed they were denied their final paychecks and warned that the police would be called if they kept insisting on payment.