Chi-town rapper Kanye West was quick to voice his opinion on MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game List when it was revealed that he only secured the number seven spot on the coveted list. After sharing his thoughts on his placement during an interview with DJ Enuff, Kanye later called out radio host and MTV personality Sway Calloway and shared that he gifted Sway with his first ever television.
Earlier today (March 6th) on Sway In The Morning, the radio host confirmed that Kanye did in fact give him a TV, but revealed that there’s a lot more to the story.
“That very TV, today, I still have that TV he’s talking about,” said Sway. “Yeah, but it’s a lot about this story that Kanye West did not reveal. There’s more to the story ladies and gentleman. Typically, I don’t bring stuff to the surface. I protect relationships. Today, I’m going to bring that very TV that Kanye West was talking about to Rap Fix. And I’mma sit it on the set and let that TV co-host the show with me and I’m gonna tell the entire story of my first TV courtesy of Kanye West.”
Sway also went on to breakdown all that goes into creating the Hottest MC’s In The Game List, a list that is crafted by the MTV Hip Hop Brain Trust.
“I don’t vote. I created the list. I created the whole concept and I thought after time it wouldn’t be right for me to vote for this very reason,” Sway explained. “What you’re hearing Kanye say. Because I’ve been so apart of a lot of different careers with a lot of artists, including Kanye, that I know when I vote people get really emotional about how I may feel…This is how we came out. We averaged out everybody’s list and made it one master list. People came up with their own ideas of who their top 10 is. We made it into one master list and then we started debating. Not everyone on the table agreed with every number of every artist.”
Today’s episode of Rap Fix Live will feature appearances from Lil Kim and Talib Kweli and will air at 4 P.M. on MTV Jams and on the Rap Fix Website.