Kanye West has been on a rant rampage lately. After his controversial statements in Europe last week, the rapper phoned into New York’s Hot 97 to complain about his placement on MTV’s Hottest MC rankings.
West came in at #7 on the list, and blames the list creators for being prejudiced against him. “What happens with them… I had like the pink polo and the backpack and I’m checkin’ all the boxes of that 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.
MTV has yet to announce the top spot, but West believes it should go to *drumroll* Lil’ Wayne. “Yeah, I just think… him and Jay-Z and Eminem and certain people are just the greatest rappers of all time,” he said.
Kanye ended his rant on a more lighthearted note, calling out Sway, MTV’s longtime producer and news anchor.
“I was living in Newark doing beats for Jay and Beans and all them and I was getting a new TV and I gave Sway his first TV,” West said. “And really I didn’t wanna even call to talk about the No. 7 list, I just wanna tell everybody that I gave Sway his first TV. And he need to remember that,” said Kanye.
No word on whether Sway still has the TV.
Here are some Twitter reactions to Kanye’s latest outburst:
@SHAWNA_PEEZY I wanna rant like Kanye. It’s a skill.
@ImOnlyNormal: Kanye West said Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive. I wonder how Jay-Z feels about that?”
@mzloud1027 Get Kanye outta here!!
@kingmarack Hmm, why does Kanye love Wayne so much? This is a serious question. I am not trying to be funny.
@Kw4me Kanye knows what he’s doing. All those rants and wearing the Givenchy kilt and professing his love for Kim.
@gothaze Kanye west that dude at the court who used to run off with the basketball because he didnt get picked smb
@Chadddypoo Kanye West is the most egotistical person on earth.
@GavinThisThing Breaking: Kanye West says that Kanye West is the best Kanye West ever. Kanye West responds.