Sway responds to Kanye West's claim that the rapper bought him his first TV. The host confirms the statement, but says there is more to the story, which he plans on telling today on Rap Fix Live.
Kanye West just received his placement in MTV's Hottest MC's In The Game List, in which he placed at a respectable seventh. Needless to say, a rapper who at his most humble has been known to say he's "not the best, but top 3 in everything", was not impressed with the results. In his tirade on the selections, he took personal offense to the fact that radio host and MTV personality Sway Calloway, had allowed Ye a bottom half placement. Yeezy shared a personal story of how he had purchased Sway's first television for him, indicating that he felt betrayed.
Sway has responded to the claim, confirming that Kanye did in fact buy him a TV, but stressed that there was a lot more to the story that Ye left out. He plans on telling the story today on Rap Fix Live.
“That very TV, today, I still have that TV he’s talking about,” said Sway. “Yeah, but it’s a lot about this story that Kanye West did not reveal. There’s more to the story ladies and gentleman. Typically, I don’t bring stuff to the surface. I protect relationships. Today, I’m going to bring that very TV that Kanye West was talking about to Rap Fix. And I’mma sit it on the set and let that TV co-host the show with me and I’m gonna tell the entire story of my first TV courtesy of Kanye West.”
Sway also spoke on the voting process, revealing that while he created the list, he no longer has a say in the process.
“I don’t vote. I created the list. I created the whole concept and I thought after time it wouldn’t be right for me to vote for this very reason,” Sway explained. “What you’re hearing Kanye say. Because I’ve been so apart of a lot of different careers with a lot of artists, including Kanye, that I know when I vote people get really emotional about how I may feel…This is how we came out. We averaged out everybody’s list and made it one master list. People came up with their own ideas of who their top 10 is. We made it into one master list and then we started debating. Not everyone on the table agreed with every number of every artist.”
Rap Fix Live will air today at 4 P.M. Eastern on MTV Jams and the Rap Fix Website.
Update: Sway brought the T.V. in which Kanye gave to him on the set of today's RapFix episode and spoke about the situation.