When Kanye West reacts, he really lets it loose. In classic Kanye fashion, the Watch the Throne rapper called in to New York’s Hot 97 radio station to express his displeasure about his positioning on the MTV’s Hottest MC list.
After a “heated debate” over where to place Kanye, MTV ranked the G.O.O.D. Music boss at No. 7, one spot below ‘Ye’s protégé Big Sean. Though Yeezy told DJ Enuff that he’s “happy for Sean,” he admitted that his placement at the bottom half of the power ranking “bothers” him. Kanye was upset that the decision was influenced more by his personal life than his music. West explained:
“To me, I feel like in order for them to put me as #7, they had to bring up things that they didn’t like. Like they didn’t like the Cruel Summer album, and I’m like, ‘That’s just [a] compilation — it ain’t all rappers on G.O.O.D. Music.’
“I don’t know, it’s definitely not based on a body of work. It possibly could just be like overall rap-MC-swag, you know what I’m saying? Sean is a great rapper, period; it checks all the boxes.
What happens is with these types of things … as soon as you come in like, I had the pink Polo and the backpack, then I’m checking all the boxes of that Tribe Called Quest era and J Dilla and all that, so they wanna champion it. They don’t like ‘Givenchy Kanye,’ they don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship.”
Kanye also crowned Lil Wayne as the “No. 1 rapper in the world.”
“I think that Wayne is the number-one rapper in the world. “Him and Jay, and Eminem and certain people are like the greatest rappers of all time.”
Weezy later took to Twitter to show his appreciation to Yeezy, being regarded the hottest MC in the game.