Kanye West is often in the headlines for many reasons. According to recent reports, Kanye allegedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to an Australian burger restaurant, forcing it to change its logo and menu.
According to a report from the Australian news outlet West Australia Today on Thursday, Mark Elkhouri, the owner of the local burger restaurant College Dropout Burgers, received legal threats from his hero, Kanye West.
The eatery is in hot water if he doesn’t rebrand his restaurant. Apart from the name, which is a nod to Ye’s debut album The College Dropout, the restaurant’s menu includes items like the Golddigger, a fried chicken burger, the Good Morning breakfast burger, and a Cheezus burger that make reference to Ye songs and the album.
“It’s pretty hard being a Kanye West fan with this situation, we have to respect his wishes and move forward.”
When the rapper started watching Elkhouri’s Instagram Stories last week, he initially assumed he was a fan of his eatery. Ye may have been accumulating evidence, it turns out.
“The fact he was viewing our [Instagram] Stories and was there had me believe he was a fan of us.”
Elkhouri is rebranding and modifying the names of his formerly Kanye-themed products as a result of the possibility of legal action. The logo, which was a variation of Kanye West’s Graduation bear, will also be altered.
“Moving forward, I feel like it is a bit of a blessing in disguise. Because let’s face it, not everyone is a Kanye West fan.”
However, he hasn’t let the legal situation affect his support for Kanye West. “I am extremely disappointed. There’s no doubt about that, but it doesn’t even come close to the impact that he’s had on my life,” Elkhouri added.
Kanye West has already called out brands before. He criticized Adidas for allegedly copying the design of his Yeezy Slide earlier this month. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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