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Pablo Escobar's family company sues 2 Chainz over restaurant's name

 The company claims 2 Chainz' line of restaurants, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, illegally uses Escobar's name and likeness.

Pablo Escobar's family company wants to "shut down" rapper 2 Chainz.

Escobar Inc., the family company of the late Colombian drug lord, is suing the rapper - real name Tauheed Epps - for a minimum sum of $10 million, TMZ first reported.

Pablo Escobar died in 1993.

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The company claims 2 Chainz' line of restaurants, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, illegally uses Escobar's name and likeness.

According to legal documents, the company says that 2 Chainz used the family name on his restaurants, websites, social media, and restaurant-related clothing.

Escobar's likeness is also owned by the company - they claim it's been used by the restaurants, and that one outlet has him painted inside.

The company also references the menu, which includes "Escobar Crab Cakes."

 2 Chainz is facing a lawsuit from Escobar Inc. Photo: Courtesy.

Escobar Inc. told the Mirror: "Basically, we are going to shut down 2 Chainz, and get $10 million from him.

"The law is clear – if they infringe they owe us all GROSS receipts, hence regardless of their net income, they need to pay us their gross revenue since 2016, which far exceeds $10 million, in addition to other damages etc."

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Company CEO Olof Gustafsson added: "The only other message we want to spread is the fact that any and all other infringers out there, of which there are many, we are now going to litigate our rights fully and shut down anyone that does not pay Escobar Inc.

"Roberto Escobar [Pablo's brother and founder of Escobar Inc.] has issued very strict orders to me and we are well-funded to go up against any company, large or small.

"We are the only rights holders to Pablo Escobar, and will defend it by all legal means."

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