Frank Ocean was originally going to cover ‘Pure Imagination’ for Chipotle’s now infamous ad about factory farming. But, he backed out at the last minute, after seeing a cut of the ad and its prominent Chipotle logos. His lawyers had this to say:
“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.”
Of course, Chipotle sued. It looks like they settled out of court, because Ocean just posted this cashier’s check to Tumblr.
So unless Frank Ocean has another person he owes 200K to and also hates, we think this little matter is resolved.
God, to have that kind of money lying around in the bank.