Lately, Kanye West has been known for causing controversy than his music. He has expressed a lot of divisive opinions recently – but perhaps none as controversial as this.
Ye announced to the world on Twitter on Sunday that his favorite restaurant is McDonald's.
McDonald’s is my favorite restaurant— ye (@ye)1541341409.0
The tweet attracted a lot of attention, quickly racking up more than 200,000 likes and sparking fierce debate about the merits of the popular fast food chain.
Some people agreed with this declaration:
@kanyewest @Shan_Hutchinson @ellenbell2001 @peskyjesk @jacolewis2000 @MariaJanota3 omg same ye— vez (@vez)1541437116.0
@kanyewest Damn great minds think alike— Dylan Carlson (@Dylan Carlson)1541383942.0
@kanyewest @GenocidalPony You clearly misspelled @Wendys, my dude.— Mari~ :3 (@Mari~ :3)1541384687.0
@kanyewest WAKE TF UP MR. WEST 🌤— Meechi Marcella🥀 (@Meechi Marcella🥀)1541376598.0
Some were flummoxed:
@kanyewest Whhyyyy— Ray nay (@Ray nay)1541447920.0
@kanyewest Nasty.— Jada (@Jada)1541378937.0
And of course some people figured out why we felt this way:
@kanyewest This is the @kanyewest favorite @McDonalds hamburger, prepared especially for him when he ordered for "t… https://t.co/BlqRuE1XOC— Majid Oukacha (@Majid Oukacha)1541451462.0
@kanyewest https://t.co/eOgijqyjBD— LEFT🕋 (@LEFT🕋)1541448952.0
But none of the responses were quite as savage as the one from rival fast food chain Burger King
With impressive economy of language, Burger King's UK account savagely owned both McDonald's and Ye using just three words:
Explains a lot https://t.co/CalmlcD3eu— Burger King UK (@Burger King UK)1541411512.0
People were impressed:
@BurgerKingUK @godfatheriv Hahahaha epic https://t.co/9ctQE6kFdR— Shaz Malik (@Shaz Malik)1541427203.0
@BurgerKingUK @vdgrl https://t.co/kenKCuJQDf— Ihsan Berktas (@Ihsan Berktas)1541429632.0
@BurgerKingUK @GoAngelo Ohhhhh.... that’s cold BK! Usually only @Wendys is this spicy.— Athénaïs (@Athénaïs)1541425148.0
It's not the first time Ye has tweeted about his love of the golden arches – in a now deleted tweet from 2016 he declared: “McDonalds is my favorite brand."
@JayCaruso @kanyewest It’s nothing new. https://t.co/iPoowvYHDY— 6ix.six.6ix (@6ix.six.6ix)1541413375.0
But of course Kanye's latest declaration was given the meme treatment by Twitter users.
Girlfriend: I wanna go on a DATE date Me: https://t.co/u5HtaUW4i1— adam22 (@adam22)1541363028.0
KFC Drive-thru - “Sir, you can’t have gravy as a drink” Me - https://t.co/FUtozqfsw1— Fred Delicious (@Fred Delicious)1541348730.0
When they accidentally give you 11 nuggets instead of 10 https://t.co/HeGB71PL5w— Slazo (@Slazo)1541341524.0
[Agency to client] The influencer will subtly incorporate brand references, seamlessly ensuring reappraisal without… https://t.co/sYvdXn2Jrg— Helen (@Helen)1541352212.0
It comes after the rapper, who has been a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, recently announced his “eyes are now wide open" and that he was distancing himself from politics.
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing mys… https://t.co/o0RJeT0Nnc— ye (@ye)1540934707.0
Some questioned whether that was true in the light of his latest tweet revelation.
eyes still closed I guess https://t.co/Z8pzojmDgb— Burger King (@Burger King)1541370064.0
@kanyewest And I thought you weren't gonna get political anymore.— Ian Knight (@Ian Knight)1541420323.0
Next week: 'My eyes are now wide open and realize I prefer Burger King!' https://t.co/3mYUkYULjm— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1541341802.0
Perhaps Ye will be swapping his Make America Great Again hat for a Ronald McDonald costume soon.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.