MTV caused quite a stir with hip-hop fans with the release of its controversial “Hottest MCs in the Game” list. One MC who some believe should have made the cut was J. Cole. But the Roc Nation rapper is not sweating it.
During an interview with DJ Drama, Cole sounded off on his exclusion.
“Somebody’s gonna die,” he joked before getting serious. “I don’t know, but I don’t really give a fuck. It is what it is. Think about it, from what they say, it’s the past year, I’ve had a quiet year.”
However, he still believed that he deserved a spot in the top 10. “I should be on there,” he said, while adding, “I don’t give a fuck, DJ Drama. They’re fucking dead, and I’m gonna kill them.”
He agreed with a lot of the other MCs that made the list including 2 Chainz and Drake, but didn’t want to give the creators any extra shine.
“We shouldn’t talk about this anymore. They want this. Fuck these guys,” said Cole, who didn’t understand the logic behind the list.
“Future doesn’t even give a fuck about Kanye,” he said. “They don’t even interrupt each others’ lives and they’re not competing on the same level.”
Cole is currently putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album and a joint project with MTV’s newly-crowned “Hottest MC” Kendrick Lamar.