Kanye West has really felt the stigma of being a skirt-wearing rapper in the past, and now he thinks it’s gone beyond teasing and actually started to affect public opinion of him. After MTV released its Hottest MC In The Game list and placed Yeezy in a paltry 7th place, he rang up Hot 97 to put a stop to the madness and stand up against skirt-haters everywhere.
“I feel like in order for them to put me as number seven they had to bring up things they didn’t like. They didn’t like the Cruel Summer album. And I’m like, ‘That’s a compilation! It ain’t all rappers on G.O.O.D. Music!'”
“Possibly it could just be like overall rap MC swag, you know what I’m saying?” he said.
“What happens is with them, with these type of judges and people who review it, when you come in, I have the pink polo and the backpack, then I’m checking all the boxes – that Tribe Called Quest era and J Dilla and all that, you know, 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 [with Kim Kardashian].”
Maybe they just don’t like Kanye, full stop. Ever think of that one? I think Kanye is a great producer and has had some really good music, but also, there’s nothing worse than a sore loser who feels the need to publicly comment on losing by making excuses for why he didn’t land in the number one spot. Newsflash: it’s not because of the kilt, and probably not because you knocked up Kim K, either. Most likely it’s just because you were at the top of your game in 2006 and now, in 2013, you’ve got some serious competition and need to step up your game.