Bad Boy Records’ French Montana has weighed in his two cents over being snubbed from MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game” list this year and questioned the panel’s decision-making.
In French’s opinion, the “Hottest MCs” judges do not have all their facts in place when they compile the list and are bias toward artists.
“I ain’t got no album out,” French said in an interview when asked about initially being on the “Hottest MCs” list and then losing his spot. “That’s what they said. Everybody had albums. It’s not about a check, so, it doesn’t matter. If they do something like that, then they need to have their facts right. They’ll sit there and be like, ‘Pop That’ was number two. You know ‘Pop That’ was number one. ‘Oh French Montana has nothing but features on his songs but Meek Mill doesn’t.’ All right, cool, name my songs. ‘Shot Callers’ was me by myself, ‘Everything’s A Go’ is by myself. Meek is my n*gga, so, if you saying I got features, Meek’s ‘I’ma Boss’ has Ross on it, ‘Amen’ had Drake on it, ‘Burn’ had Big Sean on it. People don’t drop singles dolo no more, for what? ‘House Party’ had Young Chris on it. They don’t have their facts right and they’re talking. It’s their favorite rapper. Talk facts. A lot of people didn’t have a better year than me last year. I was on d*mn near every song.” (Sirius Satellite)
Last week, Miami’s Ace Hood hit up SOHH and said he would rather make Forbes’ lists than MTV’s annual rundown.
“I would definitely want to be on that Forbes list because I’m hot and I’m getting money,” Ace told SOHH when asked if he would rather make a Forbes list versus a “Hottest in the Game” list. “I would rather be on the Forbes list, definitely, reason being just because at the end of the day, I feel like when people create those kinds of lists, they don’t really base it off true lyricism. That’s what I think, personally. I think the lists are a little bias, personally, because if you base it off lyricism, then Ace Hood should be included in that list. Or J. Cole should be included in that list. That’s just my opinion.” (SOHH)
Even Young Money’s Drake compared Forbes and MTV’s lists on his new “5 AM in Toronto” record.
It seems Drizzy felt he should have been placed higher. Or rather, he just doesn’t even care about the list at all. He’s beyond rap lists, to hear him tell it. He says as much on his new cut, spitting: “I swear, f*ck them n*ggas this year/ I made Forbes list, n*gga / F*ck your list, everything’s lookin’ gorgeous.” (The Boom Box)
This year’s “Hottest MCs in the Game” list includes hip-hop stars ranging from Meek Mill to Kendrick Lamar.
1. Kendrick Lamar 2. 2 Chainz 3. Rick Ross 4. Nas 5. Drake 6. Big Sean 7. Kanye West 8. A$AP Rocky 9. Future 10. Meek Mill (“Hottest MCs in the Game”)
Check out French Montana’s interview: