Kanye West has been inspired by the Golden Arches.
The rapper penned an unexpected poem about fast-food chain McDonald’s, of all things, for Frank Ocean’s glossy magazine Boys Don’t Cry, which arrived Saturday night (Aug. 20) in conjunction with the singer’s new album, Blonde.
“McDonald’s man / McDonald’s man / The French fries had a plan / The French fries had a plan,” West begins the poem, which appeared alongside a spread of high-fashion photos, poems penned by Ocean, short stories, an outline for a TV show and interviews with Lil’ B and Om’Mas Keith.
After releasing his visual album Endless on Thursday (Aug. 18) and a music video for “Nikes” early Saturday, Ocean released Blonde on Apple Music. To commemorate the release of the album and its accompanying periodical, the singer staged pop-up shops in New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Read West’s 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.”