MTV has been running down their 2013 “Hottest MCs in the Game” list over the last several days, and Kanye West was ranked at #7, a position the hip-hop superstar isn’t very happy with.
‘Ye called into Hot 97 this week, blasting MTV for his placement on the list while offering his opinion as to who should top the list.
“Number 7 bothers me,” he admitted. “I think that [Lil] Wayne is the number one rapper in the world.
“For me I feel that in order for them to put me as #7, they had to bring up things that they didn’t like,” Kanye continued. “That’s a compilation. It ain’t all rappers on G.O.O.D. Music. got ‘Don’t Like (Remix),’ ‘Mercy,’ ‘Cold,’ ‘New God Flow’ all on one joint, you know. And ‘Clique,’ and ‘Clique!’ You can’t name five records like that on no album. But they wanna diss me and be like, ‘He did Cruel Summer and he can’t say he ain’t part of it ’cause he’s on eight records…’ Like they wanna try to — ain’t nobody bringin’ up that ‘Diamonds’ remix verse. There wasn’t no verse in a year that’s f***in’ with that verse. It’s definitely not based on a body of work, but possibly could just be overall rap, MC swag.”
As far as his G.O.O.D. Music protege Big Sean coming in at #6, Ye said: “I’m happy for Sean, but I feel like he should be on top 5. He’s bodying records, like the way he started off that ‘Mercy.'”
Despite Kanye’s critique, Sean was happy with his placement on the list, tweeting, “Wow thanks to @MTV 4 saying I was a star on Cruel Summer n My Detroit mixtape n features were crazy last year. #6 hottest MC is awesome.”