‘Diet Coke’ rapper Pusha T is back in the news as he releases a diss track aimed at fast food chain McDonald’s. The Virginia rapper has released the track in collaboration with Arby’s, a fast food sandwich restaurant chain known for their slow-roasted beef and turkey sandwiches, This is not the first time the rapper has aimed at McDonald’s.
Entitled ‘Rib Roast’, the McDonald’s diss track was uploaded directly to the Arby’s YouTube channel. The track sees Pusha take shots at McDonald’s famous McRib Sandwich in promotion of Arby’s new product, the Real Country Style Rib Sandwich.
The diss track sees Pusha insinuate that McDonald’s does not use real meat in its products and in comparison to Arby’s serves small portions. The diss track includes lyrics such as, “McDonald’s what you sellin’, mystery meat? / Hop up and go away, what does history teach? Micky D’s McRib, you ain’t it in the streets / The Real Country Style Rib Sandwich here to compete.”
In promotion of another Arby’s product, the rapper continued by taking fire at McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, rapping, “Filet-o-Fish is ass / And you should be disgusted,” he rapped. “How dare you sell a square fish, asking us to trust it/A half slice of cheese, Mickey D’s on a budget? / Arby’s crispy fish is simply it/With lines ’round the corner / You might need as guest list/Exit stage left, the sandwiches taste fresh/A little cube of fish from a clown is basic.”
This is not the first time the rapper has taken issue with the fast food chain. Pusha’s beef with McDonald’s goes back many years. The Virginia rapper, who worked closely with The Neptunes and Justin Timberlake in the early noughties, once claimed that he contributed to writing McDonald’s “ba-da, ba-ba-ba” jingle.
Speaking to RollingStone magazine, Pusha confirmed that he and his brother co-wrote McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle in 2003, but he angrily declared he unfairly made “peanuts” from that deal. Overall it seems as if the It’s Almost Dry rapper still has some gripes with the fast-food chain and maybe with Ronald McDonald as well. You can listen to ‘Rib roast’ in the video below.