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Kanye West pens poem about McDonald's, has intense fry-related feelings

Kanye West has a complicated relationship with McDonald's french fries.

As part of last week's release of Frank Ocean's new album "Blonde" and visual album "Endless," West penned a poem titled "McDonald's Man" for the accompanying "Boys Don't Cry" magazine. The zines were only available at four pop-up shops, one each in the Chicago area, New York, Los Angeles and London.

The way the rapper sees it, at least according to his poem, fries are kind of like the most popular kid in school, with perfectly coiffed hair and stylish clothes, who also makes you insanely jealous. Also feeling jealous of the "Big Fry on Campus" are Diet Coke, McNuggets and even McRib, who we all know has some clout of his own. (He's a limited-time-offer kind of guy.)

Then, in an attempted overthrow, West's imagined plot thickens: "The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band/ To overthrow the french fries plan/ I always knew them french fries was evil man."

Not to spoil the ending for you, but at least according to West's poem, it seems like french fries are being outdone by another classic menu item. Who knew there was such a rivalry under the Golden Arches?

Everybody was jealous of them french fries

Except for that one special guy

That smooth apple pie

(Read the poem here)

McDonald's issued this statement, which sounds a bit like a poem of its own:

"We're lovin' the love for McDonald's world-famous fries and apple pies. Like the beef in our burgers, our love for our fans' creativity is 100 percent."

sbomkamp@chicagotribune.com

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