Kanye West’s McDonalds Poem For Frank Ocean Has Everyone Talking


If Kanye West loves nothing else in this world, it is safe to say that he loves himself, his wife & kids and McDonald’s golden, crispy french fries.

The iconic Chicago rapper/producer crafted a hilariously random poem about his sincere appreciation for the fast food franchise’s world famous fries in Frank Ocean’s magazine, Boys Don’t Cry. It was released on Saturday in conjunction with his surprise album, Blond.
And as usual, the internet reacted accordingly.

Throughout the poem, he expresses the joy that he could not help put to express in 30 lines of eating those hot and tasty French fries. He basically declares that there is no competition when it comes to them, be it the Diet Coke, the salad, the cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and the infamous (and downright awful) Chicken McNuggets. Well… except for one tasty dessert.

Here is the poem in its full entirety.

The McDonald’s Man
Calabassas, California

McDonalds man
McDonalds man
The French fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
The salad bad and the ketchup made a band
Cus the French fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
McDonalds man
McDonalds man
I know them French fries had a plan
I know them French fries had 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
McDonalds man
McDonalds man

McDonalds, damn
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
I could see it through his artificial meat eyes
And he only be there some of the time
Everyone was jealous of them French fries
Expect for that one special guy
That smooth apple pie

And from there, it leads to one question. If he had to turn something “back to a pedestrian,” would it be the fries or the apple pie? Hard decision, but it is one of those questions that need answers. But little did we know that Mr. West has Stanned for the beloved fries for years. In a 2013 interview with The Guardian, Iggy Azalea talks about a similar poetic interlude he played for her at his house years ago.

“I was at his house last week and he was playing me his ‘scriptures’, as he calls his spoken-word interludes, and there was one about McDonald’s: ‘Those fries/ Those fries/ I have them in my eyes/ That smooth apple pie…’ I love it. What is the line between art and ignorance?” she says.

The poem went over so well that Mickey Ds themselves had to take notice.

Historically, Kanye has always been a legitimate poet, especially in his early days. Every now and then, a poem (or verse) of his ends up becoming a song such as “Bitter Sweet”, “Gold Digger” feat. Jamie Foxx, and “When It All Falls Down” feat. Syleena Johnson; so it would not be surprising if this ended up to be a song in the not too distant future. Frankly, if you want to hear more of his deeper spoken word joints — check this video out.