Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris is on the warpath against Houston’s restaurant chain for another racially charged incident.
Just last year, T.I. was crucial in organizing a boycott after the Atlanta restaurant came under fire for several incidents regarding racial profiling (click HERE if you missed that), and after months of negotiations, the chain came to an agreement and the rapper personally called off the boycott earlier this year.
This latest incident involves the restaurant’s security guard who was caught on tape manhandling an innocent female customer in Atlanta and the entertainer is highly upset about the situation and is calling to shut the restaurant down.
“We done tried to do it the Martin Luther way. It’s time for Malcolm.”
Details + video below…
T.I. is understandably upset and in fuming and wants a piece of a Houston’s security guard he claims manhandled an innocent female customer in Atlanta. The rapper hit social media late last night with the following message to the restaurant after he was advised of the incident.
“So I got a message for Houston’s. For all we went though y’all gon’ allow old Guzman (security guard) to drag this young lady out the bathroom, through the restaurant, pushing her to the bushes and physically assault her.
Thats what y’all gonna do? After I put my face on it? Thats what y’all gonna do?
Guzman I need see you homes. Come do me like that. Come drag me through the restaurant. Ain’t no talk. we want smoke.”
He further explains the incident in the video above. Apparently a manager asked the restaurant’s security guard (who is also an off-duty ATL police officer) to escort three women out of the lady’s room because they came in to use the facilities after the business had closed at 10 p.m.
The women did not leave quick enough for the “officer” (named Guzman), so he allegedly entered the restroom and physically dragged out one of the woman, pulling her through the restaurant and subsequently tossed her outside.
A video shot by the woman’s friend shows her being held down by the guard. He appeared to be holding her arm behind her back, while her friends yelled at him to let her go.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, all 3 women were charged with criminal trespass, and one woman was also charged with felony obstruction.
Tip posted photos of one of the woman’s bruises from the incident and called out the guard for his abusive actions:
As previously stated, this incident comes after T.I. organized a boycott against Atlanta area Houston’s restaurants last year when a staffer threw out a group of black female customers. The ‘Boycott Houstons” campaign lasted for months and Tip worked closely with Houston’s ownership to improve relations, before publicly calling to lift the ban. Tip is now understandably upset being that his name was personally attached to the situation and is now seeking the totally SHUT DOWN the restaurant chain for it’s abusive actions.