The Pink Trap House, a location that has grown to be a tourist attraction for many living in or visiting the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Although most see this house as an area where 2 Chainz filmed his Pretty Girls Love Trap Music Album, this “landmark” has history behind it.
The house started out as a crack house for dealers to sell their drugs out of before getting transformed by 2 Chainz. After leasing the house out himself to film his album, he evolved it into a Church and then a free HIV testing clinic.
The once crack house was rebranded as the Pink Trap House and it acted as a safe haven for Atlanta locals to express themselves, and get physically and spiritually healthy.
The house changed the meaning of a “trap house” and has shown the people of Atlanta the positive things that can sprout from the negative connotation.
The current owner of the building, Matt Rohrig, is planning on having it destroyed and 2 Chainz is doing everything he can to prevent that from happening. He sees the Pink Trap House as an ATL landmark, equally as important as the Eiffel Tower for Paris or The Statue of Liberty for New York.
“Definitely the Eiffel Tower of Atlanta… I don’t think they would knock down the Statue of Liberty”
However, people still see the Trap House as a spot that reflects the idea of drug dealing and substance abuse. Local Church pastors are coming out against the house saying how it is a bad environment for local families. Greenforest Community Baptist Church Youth Pastor, Al Hollie Jr. said,
“THE LAST PLACE YOU’D WANT RELATIVES AT IS INSIDE A TRAP HOUSE. THE LAST PLACE YOU’D WANT YOUR CHILDREN AT IS INSIDE A TRAP HOUSE… BECAUSE THE DAMAGE IT DOES IS GENERATIONAL.”
2 Chainz is trying to show everyone the way he views the trap house. He sees it as a place making the community of Atlanta better for generations to come.
“We changed the connotation of Trap house from something that was considered negative to something that was considered positive… We gave back to the community.”
According to a recent interview with TMZ, 2 Chainz has mentioned that he is thinking about getting in touch with Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to propose a plan to save the renowned Pink Trap House.
This is just the beginning of 2 Chainz’s campaign to save the Pink Trap House. Will he be able to collaborate with Mayor Keisha Bottoms to make it an Atlanta landmark or will Matt Rohrig end up destroying the icon resembling the growth of Atlanta, Georgia?