Frank Ocean sued by Chipotle, releases song with Diplo and former Clash members [UPDATED]

March 11, 2014 12:10 AM

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Frank Ocean sued by Chipotle, releases song with Diplo and former Clash members [UPDATED]

Well, this might not be the Channel Orange followup we’ve been waiting for. On Friday, burrito emporium Chipotle sued Frank Ocean for backing out on a deal to deliver a song for an advertising campaign. The suit alleges that Chipotle paid Ocean $212,500 to record a new version of “Pure Imagination,” the song made famous in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, for an ad benefiting the restaurant chain’s sustainable farming program. (Several artists, including Willie Nelson, have contributed to the program in the past.) The track was due back in August, but on the day that Ocean was supposed to deliver the tune, he told Chipotle he would not be delivering.

Ocean’s legal team sent a letter to Chipotle explaining his stance, the text of which is also included in the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. “When Frank was asked to participate in this project, Chipotle’s representatives told him that the thrust of the campaign was to promote responsible...

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