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Kanye Rants About Placement on MTV’s Hottest Emcees List

Posted By on March 7, 2013

Kanye is at it again. At a time where it almost seems that there is a weekly rant coming from the Chi-Town rapper, Kanye hit the open air to discuss his disgust with the #7 ranking he received from MTV as they released their Hottest Emcees List. On a list of eight, Kanye was seventh.

To make his displeasure known, the rapper called into Hot 97’s DJ Enuff to discuss his sentiments as far as the list is concerned. As usual, Ye didn’t hold any punches saying that MTV judged on things that should not be taken into consideration, everything from his fashion choices to his personal relationships.

He says that when his body of work is considered in whole, he definitely should not be at the bottom of the list. He conceded that Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and Eminem are the greatest to ever do it, but after that, he should follow.

He also took a shot a Sway Calloway, saying that he gave him his first TV.

“Yeah #7 bothers me. I think that Wayne is the #1 rapper in the world…him and Jay and Em and certain people are trust the greatest rappers of all time,” Ye said. “For me, I feel like in order for them to put me at #7, they had to bring up things that they didn’t like – [like] the Cruel Summer album. And I’m like, that’s a compilation, it ain’t all rappers on G.O.O.D. Music…they want to diss me and be like, ‘He did Cruel Summer and he can’t say he ain’t a part of it because he’s on eight records’…[their decision is] definitely not based on a body of work.”

He continued, “What happens is with these types of judges and people who review this, when you come in [the game], I had the pink polo and the backpack, then I’m checking all the boxes of that A Tribe Called Quest era and J Dilla 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 don’t think it’s like them going bar for bar. I said, ‘He 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…I couldn’t believe it. I gave Sway his first TV. He came over to my crib in Newark, New Jersey…doing beats with Jay and Beans and all them, I was getting a new TV, and I gave Sway his first TV…and he ain’t even remember that.”

This year Kanye has went on rants about the Grammy Awards, Justin Timberlake’s new LP, Fashion Brands and more.