Yes, Frank Ocean Sent a Cease-and-Desist Letter to Travis Scott — But Not for the Reason We Thought

Frank Ocean (photo: Fred von Lohmann (CC 2.0))
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Frank Ocean (photo: Fred von Lohmann (CC 2.0))
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photo: Fred von Lohmann (CC 2.0)

A recent report from TMZ suggested that rappers Frank Ocean and Travis Scott were having a bit of beef after Ocean sent Scott a cease-and-desist letter.

The initial report suggested that Frank was angry that his vocals were changed on Travis Scott’s Astroworld album, which quickly became a chart-topping album.

TMZ’s report blasts (in that TMZ-ish way): “We’re told Frank’s legal team fired off a cease and desist to Travis’ team to remove him from Carousel… OR ELSE!”

Now Frank Ocean has responded to the allegations in a quick Tumblr post, saying the cease-and-desist wasn’t about the sound of his vocals, but about pride.

“I think the song sounds cool, I did it in like 20 minutes and the mix sounds the way Travis wanted it to sound for his record. I also approved it before it came out so the cease and desist wasn’t about ? it was about ?️‍?. Me and Travis resolved it amongst ourselves weeks ago. ?”

Scott posted a picture of a Frank Ocean shirt on Instagram just a few days ago with the comment, “Someone I call family and always will. Has taught me a ton. And a true inspiration in and out of the Stu Gang.”

So it seems the beef between the two rappers may not be as juicy as initially thought.

Ocean says the cease-and-desist did happen, but that he and Scott amicably resolved the matter.  Frankly, this could be the work of an overzealous lawyer, given the profession’s penchant for firing off threatening letters with scary legal buzzwords.

Either way, don’t expect any ongoing diss tracks to drop from this beef as the two appear to have made up.

Astroworld was the number one album in the U.S. after it dropped on August 3rd, and was only knocked out of the top spot by Kamikaze, Eminem’s surprise album that dropped on August 31.

3 Responses

  1. Anon

    “TMZ’s report blasts (in that TMZ-ish way)” this coming from the industry shit rag that is DMN!