Never one to hold his emotions inside, no matter how much you may want him to, Kanye West called Hot 97’s DJ Enuff today to share his feelings about his low placement on MTV’s “Hottest MC’s” list, why he and Big Sean should’ve been placed higher, and why Lil Wayne deserves the number one spot.
“I feel like for them to put me at number 7, they had to bring up things they didn’t like, like they didn’t like ‘Cruel Summer’ album. And I’m like, ‘That’s a compilation. It’s not all rappers on the album.’ I mean, Cruel Summer has ‘Don’t Like (Remix),’ ‘New God Flow,’ ‘Mercy,’ ‘Cold’… you know?… And ‘Clique!’ You can’t name five records like that on an album. But they want to diss me and be like, ‘He did Cruel Summer and he can’t say he’s not part of it because he’s on eight records.’ Ain’t nobody bringing up that ‘Diamonds (Remix)’ verse. There ain’t no verse in a year that’s f*cking with that verse!
“It’s definitely not about a body of work. Possibly it could be about overall MC, rap swag. Sean is a great rapper, period. It checks all the boxes. What happens with these type of things and the people that review it, when I come in and I have the pink Polo and the backpack, I’m checking all the boxes of that A Tribe Called Quest era and all that, so they want to champion it. They don’t like Givenchy Kanye. They don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship.
“I said, ‘Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.’ Ain’t no bar… ain’t no bar of the past 12 months that’s hotter than that bar! That’s one bar!”
But what the phone call was really about was Yeezy wanting the world to know that he gave Sway his first TV. Classic.