Kanye West called into New York’s Hot 97 for a rare discussion after landing at No. 7 on MTV’s Hottest MCs in the Game list.
No. 1 will be revealed on Thursday (March 7) at 10 p.m. on “MTV Jams.” So far, the list includes Meek Mill, Future and A$AP Rocky at Nos. 10 through 8 respectively, West’s artist Big Sean at No. 6 and Drake ranked No. 5.
“I’m happy for [Big] Sean,” he told DJ Enuff on “The Angie Martinez Show.” “But I feel like he should be on top 5. He’s bodying records, like the way he started off that ‘Mercy.’”
But he was less than pleased with his own No. 7 ranking, criticizing the list creators’ biases.
“What happens with them… I had like the pink polo and the backpack and I’m checkin’ all the boxes of that A Tribe Called Quest era and J. Dilla and all that, so they wanna champion it. They don’t like Givenchy Kanye. They don’t like Kanye in a kilt. They don’t like Kanye in a relationship,” he said.