Rap legend Fat Joe walked out of a Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Greensboro, NC, last week when one of his entourage’s outfits was deemed incompliant with the establishment’s strict dress code.
“Ban @ruthschris you think @fatjoe is not appropriately dressed for your restaurant — shame on you!” businesswoman and socialite Loren Ridinger posted on Instagram, along with a picture of her and the rapper, in which he is wearing a Givenchy tee.
But we hear the issue was actually that someone in his posse was wearing track pants.
“They were offered a private dining room in order to solve the issue and give them privacy, but chose not to eat there,” says a source.
The dress code on the restaurant’s website says business casual and that “proper attire” is required.
“Thank you for not wearing: Gym wear or sweat pants, tank tops, clothing with offensive graphics or language, midriff-baring outfits, or exposed undergarments,” it reads.
Hats must also be removed at the meaty chain.
A rep for the steakhouse tells us, “We love having Fat Joe dine with us. He’s visited before, and we look forward to welcoming him again.
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