Frank Ocean, Chipotle Settle Lawsuit
The legal drama between Frank Ocean and Chipotle is over.
After first reporting that the restaurant chain had sued the singer for over $200,000 earlier this month, TMZ reports that the case has been settled outside of court.
Chipotle claimed that Ocean backed out of a deal worth $425,000 to cover the song “Pure Imagination” for one of its ads. Ocean had been given a $212,500 cash advance as part of the deal, and after deciding not to go through with recording the tune, Chipotle asked for its money back.
The singer later posted an image of a cashier’s check to his Tumblr page for the exact amount owed, with the words “F— OFF” written in the memo line.
However, a rep for Chipotle, who confirmed receipt of the check, said the one they received didn’t actually feature foul language of any sort.
Fiona Apple ended up performing the song for the ad.