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Frank Ocean, real name Christopher Breaux, is hoping to end his feud with Chipotle by writing them a check for over $200,000. The chain sued him last week for backing out of a deal, but he’s hoping to settle out of court.
He posted the cashier’s check, written out to $212,500.000 to his Tumblr page, writing “F--- OFF” in the memo section.
A spokesman for Chipotle told Rolling Stone, however, that they did not receive a check from the singer.
"If/when we get a check from Frank, we should be able to close the books on this. Right now, all we have is a photo online,” said the spokesman.
Ocean reportedly backed out of the deal, which would see him providing a song for a commercial, when he realized that the company’s logo would be appearing throughout the commercial. He was under the impression the song would help promote responsible farming, not just the company.
His lawyers sent a letter to Chipotle last week, saying "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."
The song that will be used for the commercial was eventually recorded by Fiona Apple. It’s a cover of "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
image courtesy of CBS