Kanye West is not happy about a restaurant overseas.
As reported on XXL, Ye sent an Australian burger joint a cease-and-desist letter for using names associated with Kanye without his permission.
A man named Mark Elkhouri owns a restaurant with a “Kanye West” inspired menu. Its name is College Dropout Burgers, paying homage to Kanye’s debut album. The publication reports that he also has other items on the menu, such as the Golddigger, a fried chicken burger, the Good Morning breakfast burger, and a Cheezus burger.
Elkhouri is a dedicated fan and thought Kanye would be happy about it. He claims the Yeezy CEO looked at his stories last week and assumed Ye liked his restaurant. It turns out, that wasn’t the case.
The restaurant owner said he’ll “respectful Kanye’s wishes. He said, “The fact he was viewing our [Instagram] Stories and was there had me believe he was a fan of us.”
Elkhouri plans on rebranding everything to avoid any legal action. He’s seemingly looking on the bright side. Elkhouri went on to say, “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.” He added, “I’m 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.”
Kanye is NOT here for any copying associated with him. Earlier this month, he put Adidas CEO, Kasper Rørsted on blast for jacking his Yeezy slides. Kanye told Kasper he’s not standing for the “blatant copying” anymore. Kanye ended his message with, “These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent.” Then he called the Adidas sandal a fake Yeezy and said, “I’m not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me.” DC is Adidas senior Vice President, Daniel Cherry III. Under Kanye’s partnership with Adidas, he retains 100% ownership and has complete creative control over the products released.