Theraflu is saying it didn’t force Kanye West to change the title of his song after all.
The popular cold medicine told TMZ that it didn’t push Yeezy in a corner with legal pressure and furthermore didn’t force him to change the title of his song 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 has since corroborated that statement.
Last week, though, Theraflu sounded anything, but playful.
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’s banger didn’t only set off the cold medicine. Upon its release last week, animal rights group PETA took severe exception to Yeezy’s “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor” line.
Dan Mathews, the organization’s Senior Vice President, said in a statement sent 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.”
In addition to “Way Too Cold,” Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music family released, “Mercy,” a heater featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and their Def Jam labelmate 2 Chainz.—Jakinder Singh