Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gladys Knight Distances Herself From Namesake Restaurant Chain


Yesterday all three Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants in Atlanta were shut down after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Revenue and a felony arrest warrant issued for the owner, Gladys Knight's son Shanga Hankerson [click here if you missed that].

Gladys distances herself from the entire debacle...

A reps for Gladys Knight tell WSBTV
“Gladys Knight lent her name to her son’s restaurants in the Atlanta area, similar to a celebrity endorsement. Ms. Knight was not involved in any way with the operation of the restaurants and she is sure that her son and his business partners will rectify the situation. As always, her main concern is for her family’s well-being and she is making sure the family has the guidance they need to assess the situation and move forward.”

8 comments:

Tonika said...

Told Yall!!!

these celebrities like T.I. don't own any of those establishments, they just lend their names to it.

T.I. don't own any restaurant nor strip club nor construction biz, nor clothing line, he just lends his name to the people behind the scene who really owns the businesses.

hell, one of his big-mouthed family members confirmed this too.

ThatBKChick said...

Thanks for that Science Tonkia!

Anonymous said...

...while she secretly cuts that big check.

Cory said...

He's a Hankerson go figure. Like Jomo and Barry. Smh

Anonymous said...

I guess her son will be leaving, on a midnight train to Georgia to escape charges.

Correction, soon he will be leaving, (sing) leaving, on a midnight train to prison. (sing) prison! :-)

Anonymous said...

LDS has Gladys by the hair - They allegedly paid off her Vegas gambling debts back in the early 80s in exchange for her joining the church. They don't like any bad publicity or anything messing up celebrity/wealthy tithing, so Gladys better call her Stake President and make things right before the information gets back to Salt Lake City.

Anonymous said...

People often charge a fee for use of their name, likeness, and image, so I don't know why she wouldn't, unless she just doesn't want to for whatever reason.

The King Of The Real said...

a 4 chain store that outside atlanta no one gives afuck about. they serve chicken and waffles at ihop move on

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