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Kanye West reportedly at war with Melbourne burger restaurant

Kanye West is reportedly at war with a burger restaurant in Melbourne after sending a cease and desist letter regarding their logo and burger names.

Mark Elkhouri, is a fan of Ye and named his restaurant College Dropout Burgers in tribute to the rapper. He recently noticed West had begun following their account on Instagram and had been viewing their stories which he initially mistook as a blessing from Kanye before the letter arrived.

After receiving the notice, Elkhouri had to paint over a mural of Ye at the store, and also remove their College Dropoutthemed teddy bear logo. Furthermore, he also had to change the name of burgers such as the Golddigger, Good Morning, Cheezus and Parties in L.A.

Last month, Elkhouri took to Instagram to announce the “removal of all references to Ye” from the business. He said they would “no longer assert that we are directly inspired by Ye or his music”. Additionally, he added that he had “no interest to engage in any legal proceedings” and would “continue to be inspired by and support” West.

“It’s pretty hard being a Kanye West fan with this situation, we have to respect his wishes and move forward,” Elkhouri told The Age. “The fact he was viewing our [Instagram] stories and was there had me believe he was a fan of us.”

Although Elkhouri hasn’t allowed the incident to impact his love of the rapper. He added: “Kanye West is the biggest artist of our time. Being a Kanye West fan has led me into this position where I have to still support him… 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.”