As some readers may have heard, a McDonald’s employee from Chicago was recently fired from his job for allegedly placing his mixtape in children’s Happy Meals in place of the usual toy.
Tyshaun Granger reportedly placed his collection of rap songs in the Happy Meals within a paper disc holder with the title of the project, Tales of a Real Nigga, printed on the discs in Sharpie.
“I bought my son a Happy Meal and inside came a mysterious CD,” said customer 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 story was widely reported on after being picked up by the news team at radio station Power105. However, it seems the Power105 news people failed to check their sources, because the story, awesome as it is, isn’t true.
As Complex reports, no industrious young rapper slash fast food employee named Tyshaun Granger was placing his fire mixtape in anybody’s meals, happy or otherwise. We really wish this story was true, but alas, it isn’t.
The story was in fact sourced from Huzlers, a satirical website in the vein of The Onion, who pen fake news stories. The whole mixtape story has in fact been making the rounds on Twitter for years.
Perhaps the second part of Sarah Platt’s alleged statement should have given it away: “The mixtape was dreadful. Not only was it completely inappropriate, but it was also the weakest set of bars I’ve ever heard.”
Or, as Complex notes, a casual browse around the Huzlers site would have revealed other stories such as Obama’s Snapchat, Kim Kardashian catching Kanye West masturbating to a photo of himself, and the FBI putting listening devices inside Swisher Sweets.