In a heated video rapper and businessman T.I. gave details to a violent incident that took place at a Houston's restaurant in Georgia. This debacle comes just one year after T.I. staged a boycott of the restaurant for kicking out a table of African-American women.
After the VERY PUBLIC boycott, T.I. and the restaurants owners worked toward improving race relations with their customers BEFORE the ban was lifted. Now this. . .
The three women involved were arrested and booked into an area jail. Atlanta's 11Alive reports that "When the officer went in to the restroom, he found the three women, identified as Brittany Marie Lucio, Asia'h Sharrell Epperson and Erica Walker, all on their phones.
The officer asked them to leave, but was met with no response. The officer asked again for them to leave, and instead he said the three laughed while looking at their phones and again ignored the request. A third request also went ignored, according to the officer.
At that point, the report says the officer grabbed Lucio by the wrist, saying "Let's go." But when they got to the door of the restroom, the officer said the woman pulled away from his grip and shouted "Get your hands off of me!" to which the officer replied, "Ok. Just leave the restaurant." Again, the officer wrote, the women refused to move."
"The officer grabbed Lucio's wrist again and was able to get her outside the restaurant, where she shouted at the officer to "Get your f****** hands off me! You ain't about to touch me." That's when the officer said Lucio threw a punch at the officer's mouth and head, one of them landing and causing two lacerations inside the mouth. The officer was able to grab ahold of the woman, and asked for staff to call 911 for backup. At this point, the officer had to restrain both Lucio and Walker down, and that's when Epperson, a former American Idol finalist and actress on Greenleaf, pulled our her phone and began recording."
That's right, the one on the left is Tasha Skanks, First Lady of Triumph Church on OWN's Greenleaf! It's her voice you hear on the video talking as she's recording the whole ordeal. (If you watch Greenleaf and need to catch up, click here.)
T.I. verbally called out Houston's and the Security Guard, referred to as Guzman, on a video he posted to his Instagram. He referenced his past problems with the restaurant then concluded saying "We've tried this the Martin Luther King way, it's time for Malcolm X. Think it's a game?"
We believe he means business! The buzz has already spread in less than 10 hours since the incident happened. Celebrities and public figures are already lining up to stand with him against this restaurant chain. Enough is enough.