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Kanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s in Frank Ocean’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Is a Strange Ode to French Fries

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Kanye West: Rap titan. Beyonce stan. Taylor Swift arch-nemesis. French fry conspiracy theorist.

On Saturday, August 21, Frank Ocean dropped his highly-anticipated studio album Blond, and to coincide with its release the rapper celebrated by simultaneously launching his magazine, Boys Don’t Cry, at four pop-up shops around the world: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.

Contained within the publication’s pages, along with personal essays written by Ocean himself, included a poem penned by West.

A love/hate (???) letter to McDonald’s, West waxes poetic (literally) about the fast food chain’s most popular offering — their crispy golden french fries — and how they’re evilly plotting against him… or something.

The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band / To overthrow the French fries plan / I always knew them French fries was evil man,” reads the “Famous” rapper’s poem, which also pays tribute to another one of McDonald’s classic menu items: the apple pie.

Read his full poem, below:

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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