MTV’s annual ranking of the “Hottest MCs in the Game” doesn’t matter—at all—yet someone is irritated at his placement on the list. Without looking at the headline, you can probably guess who that someone is.
Kanye West called into New York radio station Hot 97 today to complain about MTV. The interview with Enuff starts slow, but it soon turns into awesome, quintessential Kanye.
Enuff: Yo, you came in number 7 on the MTV list, that’s what’s up.
Kanye: Yeah, you know, that was cool…. I’m happy for [Big] Sean, but I do feel like he should be top 5.
Enuff: Number 7, does this bother you?
Kanye: Yeah, number 7 bothers me.
Kanye: They don’t like Givenchy Kanye! They don’t like Kanye in a kilt! They don’t like Kanye in a relationship!
And then things get really great. Kanye goes on to talk about longtime MTV VJ Sway, who’s one of the list’s judges. Yeezy says that he’s known Sway for a while, even gave him his first ever TV, and now he can’t BELIEVE this is how Sway chose to repay him.
Kanye: I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I gave Sway his first TV. He came over my crib in Newark, New Jersey, I was living in Newark, you know, doing beats for Jay and Beans and all them. And I was getting a new TV, and I gave Sway his first TV. And really, I didn’t really want to call to talk about the number 7 list, I just wanted to tell EVERYBODY that I gave Sway his first TV.
Kanye: And he needs to remember that!
Kanye is our Mozart.
For the record, Danny Brown, who really should be smart enough to not care about Sway’s opinion, also is peeved. His new track #HottestMC contains the usual Danny Brownisms—Adderall, Detroit, Cool Ranch Doritos—while also referencing his slight on the list:
Cheer up, Danny. There are four spots left! You’ve got one of the most anticipated albums of the year! Sway won’t let you down.