There’s no doubt he’s had a huge impact on the hip hop world, but Kanye West is crying foul over being ranked #7 on MTV’s Hottest MCs list.
The “Watch The Throne” rapper came in behind artists like Big Sean (#6) and Drake (#5), and he can’t reconcile his standing with the course of his successful career.
Kanye told New York’s Hot 97 radio listeners, "I feel like for them to put me at No. 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 [it].’”
West also blamed the media for how he’s portrayed. "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."
As for his recent single “Cold,” Kanye praised his diss of girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries in one of the lyrics. “Ain’t no bar of the past 12 months that’s hotter than that bar.”