R&B singer Frank Ocean is named in a lawsuit by Chipotle Mexican Grill from what seems like a ridiculous reason.
Chipotle signed Frank to a $425,000 deal to sing a remake of “Pure Imagination” for a new animated ad.
The restaurant chain claims Frank never recorded the track because when they showed him the final cut. Frank didn’t want the company’s logo to appear at the end of the Chipotle advertisement.
The restaurant says it got an email from Ocean’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.
Fiona Apple ended up doing the commercial spot instead of Frank.