After information relating to a black couple, Kaylan Colbert and her husband William Johnson, who skilled a discrimination at Umi Sushi, a preferred sushi restaurant in Atlanta, hit the net, T.I. was fast to reply. He took to his Instagram account to name for a boycott towards the restaurant.
He posted on Thursday, October 29 an image with phrases which learn, “I see we’re going to have to shut umi sushi down the best way we did Houston’s!!!” The rapper added within the caption, “I’ve been made conscious of some injustices that requires our quick consideration. We comin… #YouViolateWeDisplay.”
Tip additionally shared some movies of him assembly individuals on the restaurant. In one among his posts, he wrote, “UMI replace. Our tradition RUNS THIS TOWN!! It WILL BE RESPECTED!! At ALL COSTS…BY ANY MEANS!! & That’s On ME!!”
While T.I.’s intention is nice, his transfer wasn’t actually appreciated by the couple concerned within the incident, noting that T.I. did not attain out to them earlier than taking motion of his personal. “Tip, you did not attain out to us in any respect and also you spoke on our behalf,” Johnson, who was kicked out of the restaurant for carrying sneakers whereas one other visitor was allowed to do the identical, mentioned. “You did not go to the difficulty. He by no means apologized on your video. All he spoke of was his connections and what he might do for his enterprise. It wasn’t about what is going on on with us, how I really feel, how I really feel threatened, how he really treats individuals from our group.”
T.I. caught wind of the message, prompting him to publish one other video by which he responded to the person. “First of all, I do not even eat sushi. I do not know you individuals. My solely intention is and has been to communicate on behalf of the individuals and signify collective accordingly. … That’s it,” he mentioned. He went on explaining that everyone referred to as him over the matter, and that is how he came upon in regards to the incident.
He additionally mentioned that he did not get cash from all these items, including that his crew DM-ed the couple however there was no reply. The husband of Tiny (Tameka Cottle), wrote within the caption, “Hardest s**t about all of it is having to combat with, the identical individuals we out right here combating for!!! S**ts f**kin exhausting!!! I CANT WAIT for another person to take the wheel. But simply in case you ain’t observed… AINT NOBODY in no hurry to step in so… prefer it or not… I’m da finest n***a you bought. Best to simply discover methods to work collectively.”