It's not at all surprising, but it needs to be said in some capacity: Tory Lanez is adamantly declaring himself "The Best Rapper Alive Right Now," so open the floodgates, and let the saber rattling commence. Hip-hop fans aren't too far removed from hearing Lanez send an open-call to the World at Large, in the hopes of securing worthy battle-ready opponents.

Joyner Lucas answered the first challenge, acquitting himself quite comfortable in the situation, but a slight majority still sided with Tory for the W. So, to no one's surprise, Tory Lanez jumped on Twitter to declare himself the current BEST, while also questioning the work ethic of his closest competitors - a list too long to read in one sitting.

In a third successive Tweet, Tory Lanez offered J. Cole and Pusha-T the loaded compliment of being among his "favorite rappers," yet mocked their unwillingness to engage in battle. "Equal opportunity," he openly states is his preferred way to-do-battle, and lure the most talented rappers into the gridiron.

Tory's next Tweet reiterates his desire to conquer the Globe. And in all honesty, a willingness to wear many hats could see him rise to the summit - one day. All in all, you can sense that Tory is burning with jadedness because he feels slighted by less talented occupants. What do you think?