Newswire: You’ll never guess who wrote McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle

For whatever reason—musical integrity, general disinterest, etc.—the origins of McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle have long been a semi-secret. There have been rumblings that Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams wrote the second-long earworm, but those were never really confirmed, even though the former sung a longer version of the song on a three-song EP produced by the latter. Now, new information has emerged linking Clipse member, GOOD Music president, and Re-Up Records founder Pusha T to the jingle, at least according to former record executive Steve Stoute.

Stoute, who claims to have brokered the deal, dropped the tidbit in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, saying, “That’s crazy that Pusha T wrote the song to McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin’ It.’ I can’t remember the money [received]. It was 11 years ago. Nobody was upset.” Indeed it is crazy, especially considering that …

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