November 2012: To whom this may concern; FORD Corporation
(I wrote my true Ford story here, so I could post a link with media to Fords Facebook page, where they promoted this customizer website in the first place. ‘Battle for your chance to win a Mustang’, they said)
Why did you all take my idea, that I SLIGHTLY pitched in a message and put it on the FORD FUSION? Seriously? A FUSION????? It kills me that you use my MY IDEA for marketing but that Mr Shakur’s poetry wasn’t good enough or TO BLACK for the Mustang Boss 302? … The ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE and I tell you all I have an idea for a commercial < click link to watch) here in Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, for The Rose That ‘Burns’ On Concrete for the Boss 302 and you all make a commercial with the fusion?????????? TO TARGET AFRICAN AMERICANS with the Ford Fusion, as you promoted.
I really pray you didn’t steal Tupac’s poetry…. I TOLD YOU IN THE MESSAGE I SENT THAT HIS POETRY IS COPYRIGHTED!!!!!
…. A FUSION? A PIECE OF SHIT FUSION???????????? s e r i o u s l y? That is an insult to Tupac’s memory. Definitely an insult to a Tupac lover and Mustang owner.
You have no idea how loyal I was to FORD and my 2 Mustangs. I sit here for days customizing some 50 Mustangs, pitch you HALF of my idea and then go out to Emerald Bay and total my v6 coupe, buy another one, and that is the thanks I get?
I am Thankful that Tupac was endorsed and that more people may now know of him and his legacy, dedication and compassion.
By the way …. my idea for the Boss/commercial/Tupac was FAR better than your fusion commercial!!!! Typical corporation thievery. You got my passion behind thee entire concept ….. twisted, chopped, wrecked and screwed. Twisted that entire commercial into a disaster. I see now why you all in marketing had to steal my idea, you have no real creativity or integrity. I made sure Tupac’s estate knows it was meant for the BOSS 302.
Tracey Easter | Poetic Photo Press | Tahoe California
UPDATE 9-26-2014 Did you hear about the company on the defensive side of a lawsuit?.. they used copy written material from Tupac Shakur, opening the door, for Afeni’s attorneys to take on pursuit. Now their sales are cloudy. http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/tupac-poem-used-in-ford-commercial-possibly-without-permission-from-shakurs-estate/
(2015) The point of all this was to get Tupac an endorsement, for his foundation TASF and me to win my dream car. You had to name each model of Mustang that you designed. At #4 I started naming them Tupac songs. Because listening to Pac when I drive is what I do. And it made sense on the Boss 302.
Total 184 Mustangs customized for FORD from June – Nov 2012
To copy ones work and say you created it is plagiarism no matter if words are written or otherwise, that is breaking the un~written code of ethics and honor. Casting a shadow over said wannabe artists own work.
No matter what, no one could ever steal my love for Tupac
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.