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Frank Ocean Sued

He Didn't Want Chipotle Logo in Chipotle Ad

3/7/2014 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Frank Ocean wanted to have his burrito and eat it too -- metaphorically speaking -- because Chipotle Mexican Grill just sued the singer for backing out of an ad ... for what seems like the most ridiculous reason.

According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County ... Chipotle signed Frank to a $425,000 deal to sing a remake of "Pure Imagination" for a new animated ad.

But Chipotle claims Frank never recorded the track because when they showed him the final cut ... Frank was pissed the company's logo appeared at the end of the spot.

To reiterate ... he was mad Chipotle's logo was in a Chipotle advertisement.

The restaurant says it got an email from Frank'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.

By the way, Fiona Apple ended up doing the spot instead of Frank.
 

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Hopetoma    

First

195 days ago
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Hopetoma    

And second...

195 days ago
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Hopetoma    

And Fiona Apple hasn't been relevant in some time...welcome back

195 days ago
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realtalk    

He cant sing so he should be glad someone paid his struggle vocals to do anything

195 days ago
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Aaron    

1. Who is Frank Ocean?
2. Who Cares?
3. Who is Frank Ocean?

195 days ago
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ElectricCrochet    

Glad Fionna Apple got it. She sounds better anyway. What a fool! Idiot. I hope Chipotle gets every dime and then some. hahaha and I cannot stand Chipotle!

195 days ago
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Kmac    

He's so damn fine

195 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

The always-expansive Fiona Apple.
Excuse me, while I go listen to Shadow Boxer.
Repeatedly.

195 days ago
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HumanNature    

DUMB @SS

195 days ago
10.

Mr. Mystery    

Fiona.
"O' Sailor"
ANY questions?

195 days ago
11.

Chris    

Why would any semi-rational person f**k up a payday like that? Bending the narrative is the goal of TMZ.

195 days ago
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LDB    

this guy is an idiot. glad they ended up with fiona

195 days ago
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Inconceivable!    

Did he think Chipotle was paying him to do a music video?! Idiot!

195 days ago
14.

Jah36    

I bet he wanted a burrito...in his arse. Queer!

195 days ago
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ciegasordomuda    

YES!... Finally, I have been able to figure out who is the King in True Detective!... It is either Frank, Fiona, or the owner of Chipotle as I see the symbol in the logo....

195 days ago
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