In not so breaking but definitely expected news, Kanye West has found another way to make sure everyone knows he is the greatest denizen of the universe.
This time, he addressed his issue with a particular MTV special.
Over the past few years, MTV has gathered a bunch of venerable people in the urban music world, sits them at a table moderated by correspondent, Sway (remember his name, this will be relevant later), and has them rank the ten best rappers in the game. The segment, “Hottest MC’s in the Game VIII” which began on Sunday, ends tonight, with the crowning of #1.
So, if you put two and two together, West obviously didn’t make it that far. He came in at (drum roll please………..)
Womp, womp, womp.
So, what does Kanye do? Why, he calls up the radio to rant, duh! In his response to the less than satisfactory placement on the list, West expressed that being number seven “bothered” him.
To me, I feel that in order for them to put me as number 7, they had to bring up things that they didn’t like. Like, they was like they didn’t like the “Cruel Summer” album…It’s definitely not based on a body of work. They don’t like Givenchy Kanye, they don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship…
*Strokes chin* Good point… According to MTV, “star quality” is one of the criteria they base the rankings off of. But should that even been relevant in a discussion surrounding the best rappers? If they stripped away all the surface level qualities, would West have been moved up a few notches up? So far, here’s the list:
10. Meek Mill
8. A$AP Rocky
7. Kanye West
6. Big Sean
Yup, you read that right, Kanye’s protege, Big Sean topped him on the list. No love lost, though, West actually believes Sean should’ve been at least Top Five. Aw, how nice Kanye!
Unfortunately, the kindness ends there, as West then drops the most ridiculous four sentences ever in the history of interviews:
I couldn’t believe it. I gave Sway his first TV. He came over to my crib in Newark, NJ. 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. And really I didn’t really wanna even like call to talk about the number seven list, I just wanna tell everybody that I gave Sway his first TV. And he need to remember that.
LOL. Ok, thanks for that info, Kanye.
And in case that wasn’t random, weird, or dramatic enough, he hung up the phone right after he said that. Gosh, not even a goodbye. Just had to make sure everyone knew that he gave Sway his first television. REMEMBER THAT, SWAY! REMEMBER THAT!!
Sigh. Another day, another Kanye rant. He should watch out, though. He’s about one outburst away from entering Lupe Fiasco territory…Big Sean, Drake, future, Kanye West, Meek Mill, MTV, music, rap, Sway