Kanye West Changes "Theraflu" Song Title Amid Cold Controversy

Rapper tweets change to song title.

By Dominique Z. Scott
|  Monday, Apr 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:18 AM PDT
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Kanye West Changes "Theraflu" Song Title Amid Cold Controversy

Kanye West has changed the name of "Theraflu."

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Is Kanye West sick of "Theraflu"? The Grammy award-winning artist announced that he is changing the title of his latest track from “Theraflu” to “ Way Too Cold,” afrer drug manufacturer Novartis complained, E! Online reported.

Earlier this month Norvartis said the firm "in no way endorses or approves of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner."

West announced the title change via Twitter early Sunday morning. "I changed the name of the song THERAFLU to WAY TOO COLD and you can buy it now at KANYEWEST.COM," the rapper tweeted,  providing a link to his official website where fans could listen and purchase the song. Fans expressed shock at the unexpected news.

“Way Too Cold” is the same version of the “Theraflu” track, which has drawn attention for West’s rapping about his love for rumored beau Kim Kardashian.

Although West may have appeased “Theraflu” manufacturers with the title change, he has yet to make amends with PETA. On the chorus West raps, “Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor.”

PETA fired back with a statement blasting West. “What's draggin' on the floor is Kanye's reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings," the statement read.

Selected ReadingE!, Kanye West, Twitter

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