News: Frank Ocean Responds To Chipotle Controversy?
Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 10:11PM
Odd Future's Frank Ocean has reportedly come forward to briefly touch on the controversy going on right now with popular fast food restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill.
According to reports, Ocean hinted at the legal situation via his Tumblr page.
Ocean has yet to officially release a statement about the lawsuit, but possibly referenced the ordeal with a Tumblr post that simply links to the Wikipedia page for "defamation." (XXL Mag)
Details of the hefty situation started to scatter across the Internet heading into the weekend.
Frank Ocean wanted to have his burrito and eat it too -- metaphorically speaking -- because Chipotle Mexican Grill just sued the singer for backing out of an ad ... for what seems like the most ridiculous reason. According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County ... Chipotle signed Frank to a $425,000 deal to sing a remake of "Pure Imagination" for a new animated ad. But Chipotle claims Frank never recorded the track because when they showed him the final cut ... Frank was pissed the company's logo appeared at the end of the spot. To reiterate ... he was mad Chipotle's logo was in a Chipotle advertisement. (TMZ)
Reports claimed Chipotle had already paid Ocean a $200,000 advance for the commercial spot.
The restaurant says it got an email from Frank's people claiming Frank thought he was promised final say over the recording and all promotional materials -- and believed the company was in breach when it refused to remove its logo. Chipotle is suing to get back the $212,500 advance it paid Ocean. By the way, Fiona Apple ended up doing the spot instead of Frank. (TMZ)
On a lighter note, Ocean inked an open blog post last November following an extensive music biz hiatus.
"mind is pretty blank right now. i'm sitting in my kitchen listening to age of consent by new order. i like this song.. i f*ck with that gwen stefani song 'cool' too, i never knew 3000 played keyboards on it- sounds like some teen coming of age movie. i used my birthday week pass to stay in my apartment for too long.. sit still and catch up on some information. i saw that movie 'glengarry glen ross' and 'bottle rocket', 'pi', 'blackfish' (sea world is the devil), 'this is the end' (hahaha), 'the purge'(smh), some funny horror movie i forgot the name of '...' " (Frank Ocean's Tumblr)
Check out the television spot: