Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams is relieved to have landed a successful career in the music business - because he was fired from fast food chain McDONALD'S three times.

The FRONTIN' singer, who produced his first hit - WRECKN-NEFFECT's RUMP SHAKER - while he was still at high school in the early '90s, admits he wasn't on the ladder to professional greatness before embarking on music full time.

He says, "I worked at McDonald's three times - and I got fired three times!

"It's a good thing that God gave me music, because now I work because I love it."

09/01/2004 19:34