Kanye West has been on a string of public rants during his last few concerts, dissing everything from Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” to the Grammys. Today the rapper set his sights on a new subject: MTV’s annual list of the “Hottest MCs in the Game” where he was placed #7.
West called into Hot 97 to discuss his ranking with DJ Enuff, and while he doesn’t think he deserved the top spot, he does think he deserved a better placement. According to Yeezy, number one honors should go to Lil Wayne, who he says is the “#1 rapper in the world.” He then went on to say that MTV must have chosen his #7 spot based on things they didn’t like about him, such as his Cruel Summer album and even his new career choices, stating “They don’t like Givenchy Kanye, they don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship.”
Kanye then listed his recent projects that he feels should have garnered him a better ranking. Among other things, he pointed out how strong his “Diamonds” remix verse was and, specifically, his line about girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s ex Kris Humphries in “Cold,” claiming, “Ain’t no bar of the entire past 12 months hotter than that bar.” Yeezy ended the call by joking about how he bought MTV’s Sway his first TV before abruptly hanging up.
MTV will reveal the top 5 emcees in the coming days, and it’ll be interesting to see who they chose in light of Kanye’s remarks. Listen to the entire call below: