Frank Ocean says he and Travis Scott settled the reported ‘Astroworld’ legal battle ‘weeks ago’

Ocean contributed vocals to the album's 'Carousel'

Frank Ocean says that he and Travis Scott settled the cease-and-desist over Scott’s hit album ‘Astroworld‘ weeks ago. 

Scott’s third album was released last month and hit Number One in the US charts. In a five-star review, NME said: “This is the sound of a musician who has worked to forge an entire world, an empire, around himself – we can peer in, but from afar, guessing at his motives and life behind the velvet rope.”

Ocean contributed to the track ‘Carousel’, on which he delivers the chorus and third verse. His vocals have had Auto-Tune and other effects added to them. However, according to TMZ, the singer was unaware of the effects that would be applied to his voice and he now wants his vocals removed from the track.


Both artists have since responded to the claims, with Ocean writing on his tumblr, “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 also posted a picture of Ocean’s merch, writing: “Someone I call family and always will. Has taught me a ton. And a true inspiration in an out of the Stu Gang.”

Scott was recently the target of rants from Nicki Minaj, whose ‘Queen’ album he beat to Number One in the US. Appearing on Ellen earlier this month (September 4), Minaj discussed her feelings at losing out on the top spot to the star, saying she had wanted to “punch [Scott] in his fucking face.”

“It’s not anger, it’s just what’s right and what’s wrong, and what’s fair,” she said before explaining why she was so annoyed at finishing below Scott. “I’ve had a Number Two album and I never cared,” she said. “It’s just when you have a Number Two album to someone who’s selling shirts, and merch, and passes for a tour that’s not even announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like you’re playing a game and someone is beating you at a game, as opposed to selling music.”


Meanwhile, Scott will headline the first Astroworld Festival later this year. The one-day event will take place in his hometown of Houston, Texas on November 17. No other acts have been confirmed for the festival at present.