AceShowbiz - Rapper T.I. has been accused of fraud by his former restaurant employees.
The "Live Your Life" hitmaker opened the Scales 925 restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015, but closed its doors the following year due to unpaid rent. Eleven employees subsequently launched legal action against the rapper over unpaid wages, and T.I. settled with nine of them in June.
However, several employees have now amended their lawsuit, alleging the "Whatever You Like" star and his partner, Charles Hughes, diverted $664,000 (£515,600) to themselves while the company was experiencing financial hardship.
The employees are asking a judge to order T.I. and Hughes to turn the funds over to creditors, according to The Blast.
T.I. previously claimed he wasn't a bad restaurant owner and was simply an investor, and put a manager in charge who allegedly siphoned off money to line his own pockets.
In May, Hughes, who owns 40 per cent of the business, filed for bankruptcy on behalf of the firm, which had reportedly been put on notice regarding alleged unpaid taxes. The court papers listed the restaurant's assets as just $5,000 (£3,900).