Teyana Taylor Sued for Nearly $50,000 for Non-Payment of Rent For Harlem Nail Salon, Junie Bee Nails

Teyana Taylor Sued for Nearly $50,000 for Non-Payment of Rent For Harlem Nail Salon, Junie Bee Nails

Teyana Taylor Sued for Nearly $50,000 for Non-Payment of Rent For Harlem Nail Salon, Junie Bee Nails, Inc.

R&B singer, Teyana Taylor is being sued after being accused of not paying rent for a nail salon that was located in her hometown of Harlem, NY.

According to theGrio, a lawsuit was filed last month on Aug. 30 citing that the performer did not pay rent that was owed at the location that housed the nail salon named Junie Bee Nails, Inc. Based on legal paperwork, Taylor signed a 10-year lease in February 2017. She presently owes close to $50,000 in rent, which goes back to January 2019. The lawsuit also states that the business which was located at 2330 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, left the spot on Feb. 29, 2020.

Also named in the lawsuit is Monique Taylor, although it is unclear her relation if any to Teyana. The paperwork that was filed in New York State Supreme Court lists Monique as the registered agent for Junie Bee Nails. The BET Hip Hop Award Winner is the listed guarantor on the lease and according to the paperwork, Teyana is responsible for the unpaid rent owed to the building owner. The lease was originally supposed to end in January 2027. The owner of the building, 2330 Seventh Owner LLC purchased the property in February 2020 and has the rights to the lease. A new tenant now occupies the space as of April 2021.

The building owner states that the two Taylors should pay them $48,739.06. This includes the $358.52 rent balance as of January 2019, $44,556.00 of rent they did not pay between February 2019 and January 2020, at the sum of $3,713 per month, and $3,824.54 for February 2020. The plaintiff is also looking for other monetary relief, which includes interest that dates back to January 2019 and attorney’s fees.

Om June 26, 2020, Junie Bee Nails announced that the nail salon has closed at the location via Instagram.

“It saddens us to announce that Junie Bees will not be returning to this location. Junie Bees strives to excel as a black owned business and now its time to OWN A BLOCK! As a culture it’s imperative to expand our business standards to completely OWN the establishment that we operate out of! From the beginning of our journey we were second guessed and they attempted to minimize the success of a BLACKED OWNED BUSINESS. We’ve endured less than equal treatment as an occupant but we stood strong amongst the opposition!”

Teyana Taylor Sued for Nearly $50,000 for Non-Payment of Rent For Harlem Nail Salon, Junie Bee Nails, Inc.

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