Video: JellyRoll "Big Sal Freestyle" & Waffle House News
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Memphis rapper JellyRoll has been facing a swirl of controversy over his latest mixtape. Last month, the restaurant chain Waffle House sent JellyRoll a 4-page Cease & Desist, demanding that he stop using their name and similar logo font on the cover for his mixtape
Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House.
"When I first got the Cease and Desist letter I thought somebody was pulling my chain... I just honestly can't believe that such a corporate giant would be bothered by me, in essence, promoting them. Let's be real here, the Waffle House after 8:00pm looks like a bottom-of-the-barrel BYOB bar.
Obviously the only response I can have toward Waffle House is comply. Still kinda pisses me off though... the mixtape was free... no harm was done. For Waffle House to be upset and say it was 'Defamation of Character' is like... are you f*cking serious? This is the mecca of toothless waitresses and tattooed cooks. I've never walked in a Waffle House sober in my life, and I doubt you can find many people who have.
Now my job is to re-release Whiskey Weed & 'Women' with a few new tricks and some funny skits!!! And of course my album The Big Sal Story is in stores now via Select-O-Hits. We are about to shoot the video for 'What They Waiting On,' and I am also touring right now throughout the South. Thanks to everyone who is supporting me through this madness!"