"I got fired from McDonald's three times," Pharrell told Late Night host Seth Meyers Wednesday night. "I was only good at eating the chicken nuggets."
As a music-obsessed teen, Pharrell didn't do very well behind the Mickey D's counter. He admitted on the Late Night with Seth Meyers show to being fired from three different McDonald's locations for being "very lazy."
"The problem is that I'd get caught up in the music out in the dining area," Williams said, "at a certain point, they realized that I was no help."
Later in his music career, Pharrell would write the 2003 hit "I'm Lovin' It" for Justin Timberlake -- which then became McDonald's longest running ad campaign.
"Was that the greatest revenge when you were making that McDonald's money later in life?" Meyers asked.
Pharrell responded with a dramatic evil laugh and screeched "Sweet and sour sauce!" before recollecting is thoughts.
"No, um, no it wasn't revenge," he said, "I couldn't believe it was happening."
McDonald's paid the jingle's singer Justin Timberlake $6 million for the memorable "ba-da-ba-ba-bah" ascribed to "I'm Lovin' It," and Timberlake's solo career took off.
Justin Timberlake wrote in a dedication to Pharrell for TIME's 100 Most Influential People list saying, "Pharrell Williams is having way too much fun." And that, we can tell.