Frank Ocean: Hey Chipotle, Here’s $215K to F**k Off!
He’s one of the hottest recording artists in the industry, and Frank Ocean isn’t willing to take flak from anybody, including fast food Mexican chain Chipotle.
After the jumbo burrito purveyor filed a lawsuit against Ocean, alleging they’d paid him $215,000 to use “Pure Imagination” in their ad only to have him pull out at the last minute, the “Thinkin Bout You” crooner responded with a cashier’s check.
Frank’s legal team told the Los Angeles Superior Court, "When Frank was asked to participate in this project, Chipotle's representatives told him that the thrust of the campaign was to promote responsible farming. There was no Chipotle reference or logo in the initial presentation, and Chipotle told Frank that was an intentional element of the campaign. Frank was also promised that he'd have the right to approve the master and all advertising."
From there, Ocean posted a message to Tumblr with the Wikipedia page for “defamation” and added an image of a cashier’s check for $215K with “F*ck You” written in the memo line.