Kanye West Compares Himself, Kim Kardashian to McDonald's Menu Items In New Poem

Kanye West Compares Himself, Kim Kardashian to McDonald's Menu Items In New Poem

He penned the opus for Frank Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" mag.

Published August 21st

Homer. Shakespeare. Angelou. West.

That's pretty much how history will reflect the greatest poets of all time, now that Kanye West has entered the game with his rondeau about jealousy, backstabbing and paranoia. It's called "The McDonald's Man."

West wrote the poem for Frank Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" magazine, and while some are ridiculing the rapper for his ode to fast food, a close read reveals something much deeper than late night munchies. In fact, it's pretty clear that "The McDonald's Man" is every bit as layered and poignant as the lyrics from 808s and Heartbreak, and includes a touching tribute to his wife Kim Kardashian.

Here's the full poem, so you can judge for yourself:

McDonalds Man
McDonalds 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

McDonalds Man
McDonalds
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

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
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


A close read of the full text makes it clear that Yeezy is the french fries, and Kim is the ultimate apple pie.

As for the Diet Coke, McNuggets and McRib — representative of the fickle fashion industry? Kim's previous lovers? We may never know for sure, but we'll leave it for the next generation to figure it out.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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