Kanye West is no stranger to beefs. However, now it looks like ‘Ye has a beef with actual beef, proving that once again, West will take things further than most.
Let’s back it up a bit. Over the weekend, Frank Ocean dropped both a new album (Blonde) and a magazine (Boys Don’t Cry). Included in the magazine is a poem by West. Is the poem about his wife Kim? No. Is the poem about his kids? Nope. Is the poem an ode to West’s hometown of Chicago? Negative. The poem is about McDonald’s. Yes, McDonald’s. Why? Because it’s Kanye.
In the poem, “The McDonald’s Man,” West ruminates about the restaurant’s french fries and anthropomorphizes them, making them out to be some sort of golden delicious mastermind:
“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”
Of course then it gets weird because in the second stanza, the french fries pull a heel turn, something that came as little surprise to West:
“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”
Kanye’s life is harder than yours. He can’t even trust french fries.
Okay, as for this beef with beef, McDonald’s has taken umbrage with the poem’s last stanza, specifically the line “I could see it through his artificial meat eyes.” McDonald’s wants the world to know that contrary to West’s poem (and public opinion), there is no artificial meat in their sandwiches. They issued a response to “The McDonald’s Man” Monday afternoon on Twitter.
Easy there, McDonald’s. I’m not sure that tweet constitutes a mic drop.
But hey, your french fries are pretty good.