McDonald’s Employee Got Fired After Putting His Mixtapes in Happy Meals
Jul 06, 2015 11:00 AM EDT | By Martha Ignacio
UPDATE: The source for this article is a parody news site. However, the story is not entirely false. In fact, a McDonald's employee (the one pictured in the hyperlinked source) was fired for dealing heroin -- not a mixtape. Find out more here.
A teenager from Chicago recently got fired from McDonald's for allegations of putting his mixtape instead of the usual toy found in children's Happy Meals.
The teenager named Tyshaun Granger placed his rap mixtapes in a paper disc holder as he put them inside the famous kids' meal. The mixtapes were printed with "Tales Of A Real N-gga," using a Sharpie marker to name the project.
"I bought my son a happy meal and inside came a mysterious CD," said Sarah Platt.
"I, like any other parent, would assume the CD was for children. I played the CD in my car for my son while we drove home and lord Jesus have mercy on Tyshaun, the mixtape was dreadful," Platt continued.
Platt added, "Not only was it completely inappropriate, but it was also the weakest set of bars I've ever heard."
Reports claim that Granger had been putting his mixtapes in Happy Meals for approximately two weeks - which means around 300 Happy Meals.
Tyshaun defended himself claiming that his mixtape was "so hot" that it could "keep the Happy Meal warm for hours."
Other than Platt, no other parents seem to have come up to Tyshaun or complained to the store manager about these mixtapes. Experts say that perhaps parents and children actually enjoyed the tracks from Granger.
But it seems as though Tyshaun isn't the only former McDonald's employee who attempted the same thing.
Back in February 2014, Ratchetmobb tweeted, "My homie Marquise got fired from McDonalds the other day cause he was putting his mixtape in peoples happy meals."
A screenshot of the tweet eventually made its way to Reddit. Some users have poked fun at the situation.
One Reddit user even said, "This is how most artists get discovered these days. Music agents get Happy Meals for their kids, and then listen to the mix-tape on the way home. It's a shame, because McDonald's wants to hold onto their workers, but too many of them are becoming famous and leaving."
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