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McDonald's responds to Kanye West's bizarre fast food poem

Posted: 8:15 PM, Aug 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-23 00:15:18Z

McDonald’s has responded after rapper Kanye West published a bizarre poem about the restaurant.

West’s poem, entitled “McDonald’s Man” was published in a zine produced by R&B crooner Frank Ocean, which was released Saturday along with his new album, “Blonde.”

The poem appears alongside glossy photos of West swinging through a McDonald’s Drive Thru in a black Lamborghini.

The poem reads:

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 [Because] The French Fries Had A Plan
The French Fries Had A Plan
McDonalds Man
McDonalds

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 Sh**
I Don’t Trust No Food That Smells That Good Man
I Don’t Trust It I 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 Diet Coke 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

On Monday, McDonald’s appeared to respond West’s poem in tweet. While the chain appeared grateful for the praise about the french fries, they did take issue with the fact that West called the restaurant's meat products “artificial.”

 

 

“We’re lovin’ the love for McDonald’s World Famous Fries and Apple Pies. Like the beef in our burgers, love for our fans’ creativity is 100% real.”

This isn't the first time a chain restaurant has responded to a rap artist. In February, Red Lobster said they saw a bump in sales after Beyonce mentioned the seafood chain in her song, "Formation."

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.