Rapper Jeezy claims that after he revealed he was the owner during a radio appearance, the upscale restaurant he had owned started to decline.
Jeezy spoke on The Daily Cannon Morning Show to promote his new book, Adversity For Sale: Ya Gotta Believe, and talked about the upscale steakhouse he ran in Atlanta called American Cut.
"I recall Nas stopping by when he was on tour and asking, "Yo, you own this? This is crazy, he said.
The rapper behind "Thug Motivation" first concealed his ownership of American Cut. But when he made an appearance on a nearby radio station, he let the cat out of the bag.
According to Jeezy, that's when things started to go wrong and the neighborhood turned his upscale restaurant into a popular gathering place.
"It began to decline. When you go there for food, you begin to run into cats you used to hustle with. Then I think, "Oh my God." When you ascend the stairs, I ask, "Man, what are we doing?" as they attempt to smoke marijuana.
People who saw the video voiced their disappointment that Jeezy's colleagues ruined a successful business plan that would've boosted Atlanta's regional economy and added Black ownership to the market for upscale dining.
They were fake for wrecking that man's restaurant. Who the hell would light up a blunt at any restaurant?
Another person said, "Hard pill to chew, but not everyone deserves to be in your life.