Kendrick Lamar Says Kanye West Should Have Been Ranked Higher on MTV List
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2013
He thinks Kanye should have been higher than #7...
Kendrick Lamar has argued that Kanye West should have been ranked higher than #7 on MTV's latest "hottest MCs" list. MTV has been revealing the list one at a time and West was ranked at #7 on Monday. Ranked higher so far are Nas at #4, Drake at #5 and Big Sean at #6.
Lamar, who is expected to top the list, told Rap-Up that West deserved a higher ranking, saying, "Definitely. I mean, it's Kanye. It's Kanye. He's been puttin' in work for years."
Lamar noted that the list is a good thing, saying, "It's very important for hip-hop. We need that. It's competitive…It is rap after all, and everyone should want to be the best. A lot of people forget out there that even though we're doing these collaborations and stuff, you know, that's we're cool. At the same time, this is still rap. It's still competitive and I'm tryin' to compete with everybody to be the best and that's how I feel everybody else should feel about it….You're supposed to feel like you're the best. 'Cos if you don't – you gonna get stepped on. It's a jungle out there."