Kanye West Slams MTV Over Low "Hottest MCs" Ranking, Sort of Blames Kim Kardashian

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Kanye West is not pleased about his low ranking on MTV's "Hottest MCs List" ... or really anything in which he is ranked or otherwise considered less than the all-time best.

He knows just who to blame for the perceived snub, too.

West was ranked seventh on the MTV list, behind #5 Drake and #6 Big Sean (only part of the list has been released), and wasn’t shy about sharing his outrage.

The outspoken rapper went off on New York’s Hot 97 station Tuesday, defending his rapping skills and claiming it's all due to a personal dislike.

“Number seven bothers me,” West complained to DJ Enuff.

“I feel like for them to put me at number seven, they had to bring up things they didn’t like,” he continues. “It’s definitely not about a body of work."

“Possibly it could be about overall rap MC swag.”

West, who predicted that Lil Wayne would be #1 on the list, went on to blame his high-profile reality TV lover ... sort of, in a roundabout way.

He never mentioned Kim Kardashian by name, but theorized:

“What happens with these type of judges and the people that review it, when I come in and I have the pink Polo and the backpack, then I’m checking all the boxes of that A Tribe Called Quest era and J Dilla all that, [then] they want to champion it."

On the flip side, however, he ranted, "They don’t like Givenchy Kanye. They don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship.”

What do you think? Is he really the #7 rapper alive and no better? Who do you think is #1? And has dating Kim hurt Kanye's cred?

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