Frank Ocean is not amused by Chipotle’s accusations that he bailed on their commercial last minute, and now he’s letting his money do all the talking.
Last week the popular food chain
sued Ocean, claiming that they’d paid him $215, 000 for a rendition of the song “Pure Imagination,” which would appear in one of their ads, only to have him pull out at the last minute because their logo would be visible.
The singer’s legal team disputed Chipotle’s account of the transaction in Los Angeles Superior Court, writing, “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.”
Still, Frank Ocean wasn’t satisfied, and wanted to add a message of his own. Over the weekend he shared a Wikipedia link to the definition of “defamation,” and on Monday he was back on Tumblr, posting the photo of a check he wrote to Chipotle for $215,000, with the words “f–k off” written in the memo section.
It seems fair to say that the Channel Orange singer won this round.