West came in at No. 7 in the rankings, and obviously he was not happy about this. He blamed their methodology (“Ain’t nobody bringing up that ‘Diamonds’ remix verse. It wasn’t no verse in a year that was fucking with that verse!”) and fashion biases (“They don’t like Givenchy-Kanye. They don’t like Kanye in a kilt.”), and also came to a strong defense of Cruel Summer.
West was happy for his G.O.O.D. Music signee Big Sean, though, who came in a spot ahead of his boss at No. 6. “I’m happy for Sean, but I feel like he should be on top five,” Kanye said. “The way he’s [been] bodying records, like the way he started off ‘Mercy.’”
Another big claim he made: Lil Wayne is “the number one rapper in the world.” Yeezy lumped Weezy in with guys like Eminem and Jay-Z. By the way, Tunechi immediately tweeted out his gratitude after hearing the high praise:
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
Kanye then finished up by telling a quick story about how he got MTV’s Sway his first television, before hanging up on DJ Enuff. Listen to the full interview below:
[via Miss Info]