When Kendrick Lamar stopped by MTV, he thought he was there for the standard interview, but when Sway greeted the Compton rapper, he had a surprise in store. Sway let Kendrick know that after much deliberation, MTV had decided to give Kendrick the No. 1 spot on their list of hottest MCs. Kendrick was all smiles.

Watch the moment above, as well as Kendrick’s interview about Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, working with Dr. Dre, and more.