Rapper 2 Chainz Delays Restaurant Opening
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Instead Of opening @escobaratlanta up today we decided to feed the homeless.
2Chainz sent a tweet out on Monday stating he will not re-open his restaurant until he has fed the homeless; and he was seen passing out meals to the homeless in the video. He also had a message to those who criticized him deciding to reopen:
“Doin my part to make a difference ! What you doin besides holding ya nuts on a young black entrepreneurs ???? What happen to the media today ??? Feeding the homeless ain’t that interesting huh ??” he wrote on Instagram.
Last week when the Governor decided to Re-open certain businesses in Georgia on Friday 4/24 on and Monday 4/27 without having the decency to inform the Mayor of Atlanta or any of his Georgia COVID19 Task Force. The Mayor Keisha Bottoms immediately took all her thoughts to several media platforms including “Good Morning America.” Reverend Bernice King even lashed out on social media rethinking her position on remaining on the COVID19 task force.
Escobar was one of the businesses to re-open that many Atlanta residents were raising eyebrows when the news was released that their doors would be open for dine in business. 2 Chainz and his business partner Snoop announced on several media outlets last week; Chainz announced that his restaurants would re-open after Georgia government officials lifted the social distancing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
But less than 24 hours later 2 Chainz also announced to TMZ “We’ve changed out minds.” Previously this was the statement that was given.
However, the Producers Channel TV was very proud to see 2 Chainz masked up and handing out meals to the homeless. According to Esquireme.com Snoop Dillard, 2 Chainz’s business partner, said, “After careful consideration, we are not going to open our restaurants on Monday. It has not officially been decided when we will start having dine-in service,” he told TMZ.
2 Chainz and Dillard are just a few people within the hip hop community who are doing their part amidst the pandemic. It was good to see rapper 2 Chainz join the ranks of other celebrities that have been contributing towards efforts to help those on the front line. Future has donated more than 100,000 masks to healthcare workers via his foundation FreeWishes.
Cash Money CEO Birdman has said he will start paying rent for fellow New Orleans residents. Cardi B is supporting a FashionNova pledge to give away US$1,000 dollars every hour (up until US$1 million) until the pandemic is under control.
Elsewhere, Jay-Z has also pledged US$1 million towards COVID-19 relief efforts, and in response to his gesture Rihanna promised to match him another million. Jay-Z and Meek Mill have donated more than 130,000 surgical masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus to frontline workers and those in correctional facilities.