Customers eat at a McDonald's restaurant October 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
Customers eat at a McDonald's restaurant October 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. - 
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After four years of waiting and two days after putting out a visual album, Frank Ocean released his official sophomore album "Blonde" Saturday exclusively on Apple Music

In several cities Ocean also gave away physical copies of the album with a zine called "Boys Don't Cry." That zine, which is going for hundreds on eBay, includes a poem by Ocean collaborator Kanye West, all about McDonald's. We've printed the whole thing below, but you should really just hit the audio player above to hear Kai read it.

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


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 sh-t

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

Here's an illustrated version for good measure. In a statement to Time, a McDonald's spokesperson had this to say: "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." It's not quite as stiff as Red Lobster's response to Beyonce's "Formation" but it's close.

One last strange wrinkle to this story: Pusha T — West's frequent collaborator, head of West's label G.O.O.D. Music and recent Marketplace Quiz guest — is the disputed writer of McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" jingle. What a world. 

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