That according to Steve Stoute, who is the CEO of the marketing and advertising firm Translation. Stoute talked to Hot 97's Ebro Darden about the origin of the McDonald's jingle, which he says was Translation's "first big thing" in 2004.
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When Darden asked about Pharrell's involvement in the jingle — Timberlake recorded the track, while Pharrell and The Neptunes have writing and producing credits — Stoute said it was actually Pusha who wrote it.
"You know who did that? Pusha T. That's crazy that Pusha T wrote the song for McDonald's," he said. "I can't remember the money [received]. It was 11 years ago. Nobody was upset."
Where "I'm Lovin It" was filled with family friendly verses like "Move your feet, rock to the beat/ Hungry for the music, gotta eat," we can expect far grittier fare on his upcoming third album, King Push.
On Tuesday, the rapper shared the album's first single, "Drug Dealers Anonymous," which features Jay Z, a "Daaaamn Daniel" and drug references galore.