Rapper and reality show star The Game is calling on all of his fans to boycott Houston’s restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., after he was allegedly denied service because of his extensive body of tattoos, reports Yahoo!
The Game, whose actual name is Jayceon Taylor, reportedly visited Houston’s, a pricey eatery with an established reputation for first-class service, for lunch. Sporting a pair of slacks and a tank top, the performer’s tattoos on his face, torso and arms were reportedly in full view.
According to the 33-year-old rapper, the temperature at the time of the incident was 90 degrees, which was why he decided to wear a tank top. When the Game tried to get a table at Houston’s, he was allegedly denied service by the restaurant’s manager who then told him that the exposed body ink was a threat to his customers who were dining.
Upset with the snub, the Game took to Twitter to vent to his more than 1 million fans:
Handsome Ass N****Verified account@thegame11 Aug
NEVER eating @ Houston’s restaurants as long as I live ! Denied service in Pasadena by mgr “Vy Diep” because: I have tattoos on my arms ?!?
Handsome Ass N****@thegame11 Aug
RT @VincentHJr@thegame that restaurant needs to be boycotted #DontEatAtHoustonsPasadena RT
According to the Game, he had been racially profiled before at the same eatery chain but at another location.
Houston’s restaurant manager, Marvin Wells, claims, though, that the Game did not have sleeves so he violated their strict dress code.