How do you do, fellow kids? Something you may not know about me is that I, too, enjoy hip-hop music of all varieties! *adjusts ascot*
In all seriousness, I really, really like rap, especially given the surge of female rappers that are currently dominating the market. That includes Saweetie, the 28-year-old California rapper known for her insanely long fingernails and insanely catchy hits like “ICY GRL,” which earned an RIAA platinum certification. Saweetie is also known for her love of funky food recommendations including Hidden Valley Ranch–topped spaghetti, raw oysters covered in powdered ramen noodle seasoning, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pizza. Enter Saweetie’s latest food remix: a new collaboration with McDonald’s, dropping at participating restaurants on August 9.
USA Today reports that the “Saweetie Meal” includes a Big Mac, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium Sprite, Tangy BBQ Sauce, and “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. McDonald’s said the meal will be served in “icy new packaging inspired by her own style,” available to order in restaurants, via the drive-thru, with McDelivery, and on the McDonald’s app. McDonald’s added that the meal’s price will vary based on location.
This is the latest in the chain’s limited-edition celebrity meals, following the recent collaboration with South Korean pop band BTS. Per USA Today, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski hinted that more celebrity meals were coming during the company’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday. “The Famous Orders platform was based on a simple idea: what unites all our customers, including famous celebrities, is everyone has their go-to McDonald’s order,” Kempczinski said. “The Travis Scott, then J Balvin Famous Orders broke records in the US. This quarter, the BTS Famous Order took that ambition globally, connecting our marketing, core menu and digital strategies in 50 markets.”
Meanwhile, Saweetie’s fans are steeling themselves for one of her “infamous concoctions.” One commenter shared a photo of a fully nude man doubled over in pain on the toilet, adding “we’re ready, Bestie.” Another tweeted, “when it’s a big mac but the buns are marshmallows and the sauce is blue cheese dressing.” Either way, this is one step for McDonald’s fans, and one huge leap for ICY GRLs everywhere.