Tarantino explains why Frank Ocean missed final cut of ‘Django Unchained’ soundtrack

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Frank Ocean performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Director Quentin Tarantino says that R&B crooner Frank Ocean contributed a “fantastic ballad” for his upcoming film Django Unchained, but it didn’t make the movie‘s soundtrack because “there just wasn’t a scene for it.”

“I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then,” Tarantino said in an interview with Pitchfork.

The final tracklist for the highly anticipated Django Unchained album was released last week and it features songs by African-American artists like James Brown, John Legend and Rick Ross.

“I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable,” Tarantino said in a press release.