Frank Ocean‘s name is back in the news, but it doesn’t have anything to do with new music. The Odd Future singer is being sued by Chipotle Mexican Grill and changing his name.
The “Novacane” singer was paid to be part of Chipotle ad campaign. But, he backed out basically because it was an ad campaign.
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.
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.
As for the name change, the crooner was born Christopher Edwin Breaux, but he has recently filed documents to legally change his name.
Reportedly, Ocean has to make his intentions known in a newspaper ad on four separate occasions for four weeks in a row. The irony.
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