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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz wants to halt demolition of ‘Pink Trap House’

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Some have called the Howell Mill Road attraction “the Eiffel Tower of Atlanta”

A house painted bright pink, with a pink car outside.
The pink paint is gone now, and if the property owner has his way, the house will be, too.
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A year ago, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, a College Park native born Tauheed Epps, bid farewell to his beloved Pink Trap House on Howell Mill Road.

A prewar bungalow that 2 Chainz and his team had brilliantly abused with bright pink paint—and complemented with a pinked-out, old-school sedan—the property hosted everything from a music video shoot to art parties to church services and HIV testing.

The Pink Trap House was at first the spawn of a marketing campaign for the hip-hop artist’s album “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.”

But in the few weeks when it was doused in pink paint—it was repainted white when 2 Chainz’s lease was up—the otherwise unremarkable home became an Atlanta icon.

Now, however, the house at 1530 Howell Mill Road is on the chopping block, and according to Billboard, 2 Chainz aims to change that.

Although the property owner, Cartel Properties, has yet to announce a timeline for the home’s demolition, the company knows the land is worth more than the house itself, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fulton County property records show the house is worth $194,000, whereas its plot is valued at $237,600. (Logic says a nicely renovated bungalow—even one fronting a busy road—could fetch substantially more in that location. The house has sold in recent years for as much as $450,000).

The 1940 property is zoned as part of a commercial service district, per the AJC.

2 Chainz and fans have taken to calling the place the “Eiffel Tower of Atlanta.”

“I don’t think they would knock down the Statue of Liberty,” 2 Chainz told TMZ, later adding that he might reach out to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for help preserving the structure.

In other 2 Chainz news, the artist is playing a free (sold out) concert at Historic Fourth Ward Park on Sunday, in advance of Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game on August 1, which will be hosted at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.