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Frank Ocean Sends Chipotle A Big 'F*ck Off' Message After Getting Sued

Frank Ocean (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
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Here's one way to stick it to the man. After Chipotle sued Frank Ocean for backing out of doing an ad for them, he responded in a pretty baller way today.

The Mexican restaurant giant said in a lawsuit filed on Friday in L.A. County Superior Court that they paid the R&B singer $212,500 record a cover of the track "Pure Imagination" for one of their ads. (They would have paid Ocean another $212,500 after he delivered the song.) However, he nixed the deal last August, claiming Chipotle representatives originally told him that he was getting involved in a marketing campaign to "promote responsible farming" and not for the Chipotle brand itself. In the lawsuit, Chipotle had asked for the money back, plus additional damages—and Ocean delivered... in the best way possible.

He posted this photo on his Tumblr of the $212,500 check he wrote (under his birth name Christopher Breaux) returning the funds, plus a "fuck off" message in the memo section:

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A snapshot of the check Frank Ocean posted on his Tumblr (Photo via Frank Ocean's Tumblr)
That's one way of saving time on writing a letter to Chipotle to go along with the check.

[h/t: Vulture]

Chipotle Is Suing Frank Ocean Over Ad