Frank Ocean has some beef with Chipotle, and we’re not talking burritos.
Records obtained by The Hollywood Reporter show that in June 2013, Chipotle asked Ocean to record a song entitled “Pure Imagination” to go along with Chipotle’s scarecrow ad campaign. The Mexican grill company paid Ocean $212,500 in advance for the song, but Ocean never delivered.
An initial cut of the animated film, which would accompany his track, neglected to show Chipotle’s logo prominently featured. Ocean pulled out when he saw the final version, believing that the company used sustainable, local farming as a smokescreen marketing tactic. As published in a Rolling Stone article, the singer’s legal team sent a letter to the chain.
To see the letter, click here.