In hip-hop, strip clubs have been a driving force in the success of artists’ records blasting off and becoming popular. In turn, a few strip clubs in the nation have rose to prominence because of the love that rappers show them in songs and videos. One of those clubs is King of Diamonds in Miami. Alas, KOD has reportedly been shut down until further notice.
According to The Miami Herald, the club was sued for foreclosure last August. Now, according to court documents, it’s a wrap for KOD. The Herald reports:
King of Diamonds was ordered to pay the court-appointed bankruptcy receiver Kenneth A. Welt a lump sum of $305,000, plus additional payments of $85,000 the first of every month thereafter.
But the club didn’t pay; an issuance of writ of possession was filed on Nov. 1 and the tenants at the venue at 17800 Ipco Road in Miami were ordered evicted.
On Monday of this week, the nightclub was served notice by Welt, his lawyer Glenn Moses and Miami-Dade police and the locks were changed.
“Much of the inside was already empty,” Moses told The Miami New Times. “The sound systems were gone; the liquor cabinet had been cleaned out. The lights are on outside, but there’s nothing really happening inside.”
The Herald reports that KOD was “first shut down by the court last month due to life safety and fire code violations.” Now, it’s finito.