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Kanye West’s Bizarre McDonald’s Poem

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kanye1Fast food giants McDonald’s have responded to a poem written about the company by controversial rapper Kanye West. The company posted a tweet on Monday (August 22) seemingly responding to West.

Kanye’s poem was included in the ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ magazine that was given away to mark the release of Frank Ocean’s new album ‘Blonde’. The magazine also included poems from Tyler The Creator and Ocean himself, but it is Kanye’s ode to McDonald’s that has been garnering the most attention.

McDonald’s posted this tweet just after the poem had began to circulate online: “We’re lovin’ the love for McDonald’s World Famous Fries and Apple Pies. Like the beef in our burgers our love for our fans’ creativity is 100% real.”

The poem, which seems to mostly deal with Kanye’s relationship with french fries, is somewhat ambiguous and it is hard to tell whether West is praising or criticising the company. Fellow hip hop artist Joey Bada$$ performed a rapped version of the poem on radio station Hot 97, and went on to describe it as both a ‘classic’ and ‘Shakespearean’.

Here is the poem in its entirety:

McDonald’s man
McDonald’s man
The French fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
The salad bar and the ketchup made a band
Cus the French Fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
McDonald’s man
McDonald’s
I know them French fries have a plan
I know them French fries have a plan
The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band
To overthrow the French fries plan
I always knew them French fries was evil man
Smelling all good and shit
I don’t trust no food that smells that good man
I don’t trust it
I just can’t
McDonald’s man
McDonald’s man
McDonald’s, man
Them French fries look good tho
I knew the Diet Coke was jealous of the fries
I knew the McNuggets was jealous of the fries
Even the McRib was jealous of the fries
I could see it through his artificial meat eyes
And he only be there some of the time
Everybody was jealous of them French fries
Except for that one special guy
That smooth apple pie

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