Kanye West Right to Rename Theraflu: Poll Results

The votes are in and hip-hop fans have spoken.

When XXLMag.com recently asked readers, “Should Kanye West have changed the name of his track to “Theraflu,” 51% responded with the answer, “Yes. The track is hot regardless of what it’s called.” They managed to just edge the 49% who polled, “No. He should’ve let it be as it was, especially if Theraflu (the cold medicine company) wasn’t forcing him to change it.”

On Monday (April 16), it was revealed that Theraflu didn’t in fact use any legal pressure to force Yeezy to change the name of his banger from “Theraflu” to “Way Too Cold” this past weekend.

“Novartis Consumer Health did not ask that the name be changed—that request would be way too cold,” reps for Theraflu joked in a statement they sent to TMZ.

’Ye since corroborated the statement.

But when the track debuted last week, the cold medicine company certainly sounded more irked.

TMZ quoted a company rep that said: “We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner…Theraflu is an over-the-counter product used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that millions of consumers rely on.”

Kanye also managed to set off another organization, PETA, on the same song. Taking offense to Yeezy’s line on the song, “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor,” Senior Vice President Dan Matthews sent this statement to XXL.

“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings.” His words, were in direct response of Kanye’s lyrics “Can’t a young nigga get money anymore./Someone tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”—Jakinder Singh

  • JugularKill

    Real talk?

    Kanye made their sales go up, now everybody knows who the main company is when it comes to flu symptons.

    Many rappers have used products in rap songs. No company give a sh!t.

    The reason Theraflu spoke out was just to let people know “Yea it’s us, he’s talking about us”.

    Though they chose to play it safe rather than saying they like the song (not in consumers interest) say they disassociate their self with the song.

    Kanye changed the name because he’s promoting an ungrateful company.

  • NYC

    Kanye a sucka.Changing the name of the song means you lost.You bendt over and got fucked.

  • Galaxy

    kanye west needs a tour around some animal factories,where they skin animals alive just so rich slimy people like kanye can look “good” at these fucking fashion shows.Its disgusting.Kanye helps poachers who kill animals that are in danger of being instinct by buying those ridiculous outfits he wear.

    • Chong

      Extinct maybe?!