2 Chainz is pushing to keep what he calls “The Eiffel Tower of Atlanta” from being demolished.
The Atlanta native rapper compares The Pink Trap House used to promote his 2017 album to the Statue of Liberty. The now white-painted, bungalow-style home built in 1940, on 1530 Howell Mill Road NW, faces demolition plans by its owner Cartel Properties, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We changed the connotation of trap house from something that was considered negative to something that was considered positive. We held church services, we gave back to the community, we did art activities, we did AIDs testing – all of that,” 2 Chainz told TMZ.
He said in the TMZ interview that he might reach out to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as an effort to save the once hot pink house.
“I’m not sure why they want to knock it down, but I’m all about redirecting, redirecting the negative stuff into something positive,” he said to TMZ.
According to the AJC, Cartel Properties hasn’t pinned down when they will demolish the property yet.
People have chimed in on Twitter to express that they don’t want the house to be torn down.
Aw the pink trap house was an Atlanta treasure 😓 https://t.co/FGfVJeHFxb
— Melaine (@MissMelaine) July 21, 2018
I second saving the Pink Trap House! https://t.co/z3SnSPXkkj
— René Jackson (@LifeAsRene) July 19, 2018
The pink Trap House was legendary. Game changer. Never been done before. Genius.
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) July 1, 2018