Hip-hop’s most outspoken MC Kanye West has sound off on MTV’s Hottest MCs in the Game List.
MTV has been slowly revealing its top 10 list of the hottest MCs in the game for 2013.
Kanye West came in at number 7 and he is not happy with that number. But Yeezy’s biggest surprise to interviewer DJ Enuff was when he called Lil Wayne the number one rapper in the world.
Kanye also says that Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Eminem, and a certain other (himself) are the greatest rappers of all time.
“Yea, number 7 bothers me,” Kanye West said.
Kanye West also says his G.O.O.D. Music protege Big Sean, who appeared at #6, should have been in the top 5.
Read the full interview below.
DJ Enuff: You came at number 7 on MTV’s ‘Hottest Mcs List,” that’s what’s up.
Kanye: That was cool and everything. More than anything I’m happy for Sean, but I feel like he should on top 5. The way he’s [been] bodying records, like the way he started off “Mercy,” you know.
So you think you and Sean should be top 5, top 3? I know you, Ye. To me you’re going to say you’re the number 1 rapper in the world. So number 7, does this bother you?
Yea, number 7 bothers me because… I think that Wayne is the number 1 rapper in the world…
Wait, you think Wayne is the number 1 rapper in the world??
Yea, I just think he’s like… him, Jay, Em and certain people are just like the greatest RAPPERS of all time. For me, I feel like in order for them to put me in number 7 they had to bring up things that they didn’t like.
They didn’t like the Cruel Summer album. And, I’m like its a compilation. It ain’t all rappers on GOOD Music. I mean Cruel Summer got “Don’t Like (Remix),” “Mercy,” “Cold,” “New Gold Flow,” all on one joint.
Great records and Big Sean had an incredible debut album.
And “Clique!” You can’t name 5 records like that on no album, but they wanted to diss me and be like ‘Oh, he did Cruel Summer and he can’t say he ain’t apart of it because he’s on 8 records.’
Ain’t nobody bringing up that “Diamonds” remix verse. It wasn’t no verse in a year that was fing with that verse! It’s definitely not based on a body of work, but possibly it could 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 with these type of judges and people who are viewers, when you come in, I had the pink polo and the backpack, then I’m checking all the boxes for that Tribe Called Quest-era and J Dilla and all that, so they champion it. They don’t like Givenchy-Kanye. They don’t like Kanye in a kilt. They don’t like Kanye in a relationship.
So you think this is what puts you at number seven as opposed to number five, four, three, two, one?
Yeah, I don’t think it’s them going really bar-for-bar. I said, “lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team!” Ain’t no bar in the entire past 12 months that’s hotter than that bar!