Kid Cudi Says Kanye West is 'The Greatest At This Moment'


By Hillary Crosley with reporting by Steven Roberts

On Sunday (October 24), we announced our full list of 2010's Hottest MCs in the Game and today, we caught up with G.O.O.D. Music MC Kid Cudi for his reaction to Kanye West earning #3.

“That’s reasonable,” said Cudi, with a laugh after RapFix told him the final order. “I just wanted to make sure you guys were right about it man.”

Some of us in the MTV Brain Trust got all of our MCs included on the ultimate round up, others not so much, but we all agree on the final product. So here's 2010's Hottest MCs in the Game list in descending order: #10 Ludacris, #9 B.o.B, #8 Waka Flocka Flame, #7 Lil Wayne, #6 Nicki Minaj, #5 Rick Ross, #4 Drake, #3 Kanye West, #2 Jay-Z and #1 Eminem.

On Monday, Kanye West himself tweeted this to his supporters, "...also thank you for everybody that fought for my position on the top MCs list."

According to Cudi, despite his accomplishments, even West needs positive reinforcement.

“I talked to him the other day, I was at his house, no, we were in the studio and I said ‘Man, do you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and realize how like, you’re the greatest rapper or entertainer right now?’ " Cudi recalled.

“And he was like ‘Man, sometimes I try to like ...,’ and I was like ‘No, you’re like the greatest at this moment in time, unf---witable,’ " Cudi continued to West of his talents. "And he was like ‘Man ... ' you know, he be like really be absorbing my compliments because he knows I’m not trying to just butter his biscuit. I don’t just come around like ‘Yo, ‘Ye, this fresh!’ and riding his coat tail. He knows I keep it 100 and he knows Plain Pat [his A&R] keeps it 100 so when we say things and look at him seriously and say ‘Yo,’ he literally pays attention and takes heed."

Ultimately, the Cleveland MC was clear that if two other MCs disappeared there would only be one Hottest MC in the Game.

"I know he’s nice," said Kid Cudi of Kanye West. "If there wasn’t Eminem or Jay [on the list], then it’d just be ‘Ye and that’s just a fact."

Kid Cudi is prepping the release of his sophomore album Man On The Moon II : The Legend Of Mr Rager, which is slated to hit shelves on November 9.