Kanye West announced his “creative decision” to change the name of his upcoming single “Theraflu” to “Way Too Cold” this week, leading a lot of people to assume he was pressured into renaming it from the brand Theraflu.
But the trademarked brand, which sells cold and flu medicine, insists they didn’t have anything to do with the change of name and even sent a statement to TMZ to verify: “Novartis Consumer Health did not ask that the name be changed,” reads the statement. “That request would be way too cold.” Ha! Good one.
This comes right after they supposedly sent TMZ the following statement: ”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.”
I guess Kanye gets the last laugh in this one, but I have to admit I like the original title better!
Listen to the song below: