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Coachella owner orders fan to destroy footage of controversial Frank Ocean set

A filmmaker has been asked to ‘remove and destroy’ compiled footage of Frank Ocean’s Coachella set (Picture: Getty)

Coachella’s parent company has ordered a filmmaker to ‘remove and destroy’ compiled footage of Frank Ocean’s set at the festival earlier this month.

The Lost hitmaker, 35, suffered a ‘serious ankle injury’ just days before taking to the stage, resulting in last-minute changes to his set during Coachella weekend one and Frank ended up pulling out of weekend two completely.

Following Frank’s controversial set, filmmaker Brian Kinnes – who didn’t attend the world-famous festival – edited together more than 100 videos uploaded to social media by those who saw the Grammy-winner’s performance.

Brian, 26, published his film online on Tuesday but that same day received a cease and desist order from AEG, Coachella’s parent company.

In a letter seen by Variety, AEG demanded that Brian ‘remove and destroy all audio and video content of musical performances from the festival’.

The letter also read: ‘Anything short of full compliance with this demand will lead to the initiation of immediate formal legal action.’

Frank’s weekend one Coachella set was widely panned (Picture: Getty/AFP)

Brian, 26, published his film online on Tuesday but that same day received a cease and desist order from AEG, Coachella’s parent company (Picture: Getty)

The outlet also notes that Brian, who is at editor at Simone Films, decided to stitch together videos of Frank’s performance shortly after YouTube announced the hitmaker’s weekend one performance would no longer be livestreamed.

Despite Brian initially insisting to Variety that he’ll continue to upload the video online and ‘isn’t concerned about legal repercussions’, all references to Coachella have since been removed from his social media accounts and website.

Blink 182 ended up filling in for Frank Ocean at Coachella weekend two (Picture: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Before his Coachella performance, Frank – real name Christopher Francis Ocean – was involved in a bike accident, with sources telling Metro.co.uk that the incident occurred while he was at the festival rehearsing.

A close insider expressed that, while Frank wasn’t on stage when he was hurt, the mishap involved bikes used to roam around the Empire Polo Club grounds.

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Frustrated fans fumed after the much-anticipated performance was pulled from YouTube’s streaming schedule last minute.

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Soon afterwards, a statement was published that confirmed Frank would be pulling out of weekend two due to injury.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to AEG and Kinnes for comment.

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A filmmaker has been asked to ‘remove and destroy’ compiled footage of Frank Ocean’s Coachella set (Picture: Getty)

Coachella’s parent company has ordered a filmmaker to ‘remove and destroy’ compiled footage of Frank Ocean’s set at the festival earlier this month.

The Lost hitmaker, 35, suffered a ‘serious ankle injury’ just days before taking to the stage, resulting in last-minute changes to his set during Coachella weekend one and Frank ended up pulling out of weekend two completely.

Following Frank’s controversial set, filmmaker Brian Kinnes – who didn’t attend the world-famous festival – edited together more than 100 videos uploaded to social media by those who saw the Grammy-winner’s performance.

Brian, 26, published his film online on Tuesday but that same day received a cease and desist order from AEG, Coachella’s parent company.

In a letter seen by Variety, AEG demanded that Brian ‘remove and destroy all audio and video content of musical performances from the festival’.

The letter also read: ‘Anything short of full compliance with this demand will lead to the initiation of immediate formal legal action.’

Frank’s weekend one Coachella set was widely panned (Picture: Getty/AFP)

Brian, 26, published his film online on Tuesday but that same day received a cease and desist order from AEG, Coachella’s parent company (Picture: Getty)

The outlet also notes that Brian, who is at editor at Simone Films, decided to stitch together videos of Frank’s performance shortly after YouTube announced the hitmaker’s weekend one performance would no longer be livestreamed.

Despite Brian initially insisting to Variety that he’ll continue to upload the video online and ‘isn’t concerned about legal repercussions’, all references to Coachella have since been removed from his social media accounts and website.

Blink 182 ended up filling in for Frank Ocean at Coachella weekend two (Picture: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Before his Coachella performance, Frank – real name Christopher Francis Ocean – was involved in a bike accident, with sources telling Metro.co.uk that the incident occurred while he was at the festival rehearsing.

A close insider expressed that, while Frank wasn’t on stage when he was hurt, the mishap involved bikes used to roam around the Empire Polo Club grounds.

Have you ever been to Coachella? Comment Now

Frustrated fans fumed after the much-anticipated performance was pulled from YouTube’s streaming schedule last minute.

More: TrendingSafiyya Vorajee reveals vile message troll sent as she grieved daughterSydney Sweeney spotted without engagement ring amid Glen Powell romance rumoursHolly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and more go all out for Keith Lemon’s birthday bash

Soon afterwards, a statement was published that confirmed Frank would be pulling out of weekend two due to injury.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to AEG and Kinnes for comment.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

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