Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to “F**k Off” After Getting Sued By Mexican Food Chain
Frank Ocean was recently slapped with a lawsuit by Mexican food chain Chipotle — you know, the place that charges extra guacamole — after the rapper reportedly accepted payment to record a cover of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory‘s “Pure Imagination” for an ad about sustainable farming but failed to deliver the track.
In an attempt to stick it to the suits over at Chipotle HQ, Ocean sent back his advance with a two-word message: “F**k off.”
This week, the Odd Future singer posted a scan of his cashier check for $212,500 on his personal Tumblr. On the check, Ocean scribbled a little profanity-filled note addressed to the burrito joint. Ocean also linked out to Wikipedia page for “defamation” underneath the photo. Oh snap!
According to Rolling Stone, Ocean pulled out of the campaign after he was unhappy with the final cut of the animated film, which reportedly focused more on Chipotle’s brand than promoting locally-sourced food, and felt his music was being used as a marketing ploy.
“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,” a letter sent to Chipotle by the 26-year-old’s legal team read. “Frank was also promised that he’d have the right to approve the master and all advertising.”
I guess Ocean will be going to Taco Bell for his burrito fix now.