Kanye West wrote a poem about McDonald’s and we’re lovin’ it. Entertainment Weekly reports that the controversial Chicago rapper penned an ode to the popular fast food chain for Frank Ocean’s new Boys Don’t Cry zine that accompanied his Blond album release. The poem by Kanye West is officially called “The McDonald’s Man.”
“McDonalds man / McDonalds man / The French fries had a plan,” the poem goes. “The salad bad and the ketchup made a band / Cus the French fries had a plan / The French fries had a plan.”
Whoever thinks Kanye West isn’t a good comedian hasn’t read his poem about McDonald’s in Frank Ocean’s zine. pic.twitter.com/amMcAivYDa
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In the zine, the Kanye West poem about McDonald’s is accompanied by glossy photos of him buying food from a McDonald’s drive-thru.
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According to Paper Magazine, the free Frank Ocean zine came with the physical copy of Blond, the new album that his fans have been eagerly awaiting for four years. The zine is a collection of artwork from creatives who collaborated with Ocean on his visual album, Endless, which he released on Friday. It was sold at pop up shops in four cities: New York, London, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Some of the collaborators include Tom Sachs, Nabil, Viviane Sassen, and Harley Weir. The zine also features interviews and essays by Kanye West, Lil B, and of course, Frank Ocean. The name of the zine is Boy’s Don’t Cry, a name that many had thought was going to be used for Frank’s musical album.
The zine also came with three different covers, Paper Magazine reports.
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This McDonald’s poem isn’t the first time that Kanye West and Frank Ocean have collaborated. Pitchfork Magazine reports that the two musicians worked on music together for Kanye’s recent album, The Life of Pablo.
As Bustle reports, the first version of The Life of Pablo’s “Wolves” featured Frank Ocean along with Vic Mensa and Sia. Kanye West eventually removed Frank from the track, but he made Ocean’s verse into a standalone track aptly called, “Frank’s Track”
Frank also seems to be paying tribute to the “Wolves” track in his video for “Nikes,” the first single off of Blond, Bustle notes. The video for “Wolves” features a lot of clothing by Balmain and it looks like Frank has on an all-white Balmain jumpsuit in his video for “Nikes.” Also in the “Wolves” video, Kanye’s face looks like it’s glistening with tears. Frank applies a similar effect in his video but uses glitter instead.
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Although it seem like a pretty strange topic, when you’re Kanye West, writing a song about french fries and smooth apple pies is low on the list of craziest things you’ve ever done.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were recently embroiled in a scandal where they exposed Taylor Swift for lying about knowing anything about that controversial line in Kanye’s song, “Famous.” But that all stems from that time at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West stormed on stage and interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech.
So a Kanye West McDonald’s poem is something that really doesn’t seem that out of character when you consider the artist we’re talking about.
Frank Ocean’s Blond is currently available for streaming on Apple Music. The Frank Ocean Boys Don’t Cry zines are currently sold out but are selling for $1,000 on Ebay, Paper Magazine reports.
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