Today’s hip hop highlight was Kanye West’s call with Hot 97‘s “The Angie Martinez Show,” which addressed his opinion regarding MTV’s Hottest MC List.
West had a hilarious conversation with the show’s resident deejay, DJ Enuff. Angie was busy covering the NCLR awards in DC. I bet she wished she was back home for this one!
During the chat, Kanye revealed his feelings about MTV’s infamous list; Lil Wayne is the world’s hottest MC, Big Sean deserves a higher spot , and that the judges don’t like “Givenchy Kanye.”
“It’s definitely not about a body of work. Possibly it could be about overall MC, rap swag. Sean is a great rapper, period. It checks all the boxes. 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.”
The hysterically impulsive Kanye West ended off the the conversation letting New York know he gave MTV’s Sway Calloway his first TV. Apparently he gave it to him during his come-up while living in The Bricks aka Newark, NJ.
Take a listen to the full audio below!
I am dyinggg at the fact that he uses the phrase “of all time” again, and the way he hung up the phone saying “and he ain’t even remember that.” And wow, Lil Wayne needed that recognition, everyone’s been shittin’ on him since he got out of jail.
Lil Wayne responded with the following tweet:
That’s the ultimate compliment coming from a humble,great,extremely creative,& superior genius…I appreciate that Yeezy!
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 6, 2013
Sway responded too, bringing the TV onto the MTV Rapfix couch today – haha!