US rapper Kanye West to work with Japanese retail company Muji to redesign McDonald’s packaging

After being discreet on social networks since March, American rapper Kanye West informed his followers that he was going to rethink the packaging of McDonald’s. — AFP photo

By Sylvia Looi

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:23 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – American rapper Kanye West has returned to social media announcing that he will be redesigning the packaging of the fast food chain McDonald’s.

The 44-year-old, who was banned from Instagram in March for violating the platform’s policies on hate speech, harassment and bullying, returned on Monday and announced he was working with the industrial designer Muji Naoto Fukasawa for the project, Daily Mail reported.

McDonald’s has yet to release a statement on the collaboration.

According to the portal, West also wrote on his Instagram Stories, “Next week is the fries,” in reference to his 2005 track. Gold digger where he rapped, “This week he’s cleaning the floors, next week it’s the fries.”

While the announcement came as a surprise to many, West had previously expressed his fondness for the fast food chain in the poem McDonalds Man.

West and his then-wife Kim Kardashian were also featured in a McDonald’s Instagram post detailing their favorite meals of 2020.

Kanye loved ordering a milkshake, fries, Chicken McNuggets and tangy BBQ sauce while Kim opted for Chicken McNuggets, shake, fries, burger and apple pie.

Anne G. Cash