Pusha T and McDonald’s Controversy Explained: Rapper Dissed McDonald’s McLip for Avi


Pusha T got one more distrack to McDonald’s, this time for McRib. But what about all beef? A few months ago, Pusha T teamed up with Arby’s to come up with a jingle for them. In the meantime, he pointed out that he would give a shade to McDonald’s as well. Pusha T has the main beef, but this time it includes sandwiches. For a promotional campaign with fast food chain Arby’s, Pusha T provided a country-style video of ‘Rib Roast’. This video is a jab at a McDonald’s McRib sandwich and a massive enlargement of Arby’s Real Country Style Rib sandwich.

Pusha T gets angry when he compares McDonald’s Mystery Meat to Abyss. Working with fast food chains, Pusha has also launched Arby’s Real Country Style Collection, a limited edition offering that includes t-shirts, jackets and bandanas. He’s no stranger to fast food-based rap fights. Recently, the rapper started a partnership with Arby’s to provide voiceovers for their commercials. Recently, Pusha T introduced ‘Spicy Fish Diss’ centered on McDonald’s Fileo Fish Sandwich on Abi’s Fish Sandwich.

Beef between Rapper Pusha T and McDonald’s

The drama started when Pusha T added the popular ‘I love you’ jingle with Justin Timberlake. According to the cheat sheet, Justin was paid $6 million and Pusha T was paid $500,000. There are no additional royalties here, which means he gets nothing from his songs. The difference in payouts was a result of the number and visibility of the two artists’ fans at the time. Given that the rapper is very new to the industry and Justin Timberlake is a notable name, salaries have varied accordingly. According to Spoon University, the song was delivered by The Neptunes and Pharrell Williams was credited with writing the melody along with Tom Batoy, Franco Tortora and Andreas Forberger, creative director of Hey.

Pusha T’s name was not mentioned, but Steve Stoute, CEO of the translation advertising agency, stepped in in 2016 and assured the rapper that the melody was written. McDonald’s did not comment on this. On September 27, the rapper decided to make another dis-track, this time called McRib. The 1 minute 20 second song tells how Arby’s have real country-style meat and McDonald’s has no objections to them. This isn’t the first time a rapper has appeared on a distrack. A few months ago he served a distrack to McDonald’s fish fillets. Both of these raps have figured out how to catch the attention of millions of people, and social media loves the rapper’s view of the McDonald’s. Meanwhile, McDonald’s is not making any announcements about what’s going on.

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