Sway Speaks On Kanye West Giving Him His First TV, Says The Rapper Didn't Tell The Whole Story

Sway confirms that he did receive a TV from Kanye West, plans on telling the full story on Rap Fix Live.

Chi-town rapper Kanye West was quick to voice his opinion on MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game List when it was revealed that he only secured the number seven spot on the coveted list. After sharing his thoughts on his placement during an interview with DJ Enuff, Kanye later called out radio host and MTV personality Sway Calloway and shared that he gifted Sway with his first ever television.

Earlier today (March 6th) on Sway In The Morning, the radio host confirmed that Kanye did in fact give him a TV, but revealed that there’s a lot more to the story.

“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 went on to breakdown all that goes into creating the Hottest MC’s In The Game List, a list that is crafted by the MTV Hip Hop Brain Trust.

“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.”

Today’s episode of Rap Fix Live will feature appearances from Lil Kim and Talib Kweli and will air at 4 P.M. on MTV Jams and on the Rap Fix Website.

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106 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Kanye spoke just like a guy raised by a single mom would.

  • Anonymous

    "so you're saying Rick Ross and his label is no where near Kanye's level" God Forgives actually outsold Cruel Summer. That's a fun fact for ya.

    • Anonymous

      heres a fun fact, cruel summer had 2 platinum singles while self made vol 2 had none, GFID also had none

    • Anonymous

      and every kanye album outsold every rick ross album we're comparing label compilations. cruel summer was not a kanye album, it was a GOOD music album like self made vol 1 and 2.

  • agentprice

    Why is this even a story?

  • Anonymous

    first Tv! What the hell is this?

  • Anonymous

    "Cruel Summer came out 3 months after Self Made Vol 2. and sold like 200k more" It should. It was basically a Kanye West hyped compilation. That said, it flopped.

  • Anonymous

    "434,367 is pretty close to gold" It wasn't anywhere near that. Whatever scrub.

  • Anonymous

    Check out the name...it's SWAY..because he can be swayed either way....by any kind of item or job or paycheck. I don't trust him, and i don't like him.

  • Anonymous

    "Meek Mill said he was gonna go platinum first week out LOL. Cruel Summer sold more" That's what rappers they do. They brag. And as for Cruel Summer, this very site stopped posting numbers for it. It wasn't even close to gold or platinum. For a star like West, that's horrible. For a first time artist like Mill it's decent, especially considering he outsold Slaughterhouse, & Game. That's no small feat.

    • Anonymous

      Something is really wrong with that dude. He's been told over 5 different times that he's wrong about Cruel Summer's sales and he STILL is rambling on. He wants to talk down like he's the superior adult but can't man up and admit his mistakes, he'd rather divert, accuse, insult, or plain out lie instead.

    • Anonymous

      Cruel Summer came out 3 months after Self Made Vol 2. and sold like 200k more LOL

    • Anonymous

      434,367 is pretty close to gold. over 100k closer than weak mill.

  • Anonymous

    "stern gets way more than 20 mill a year" 100 mill a year to tell bad jokes and interview has been's? Only in America.

  • Anonymous

    "naw son he gave me a 6-pack of beers and its all good" You're easily bought off.

  • Dad

    The only thing relevant about Nas is that we use his cd case to break up weed on

  • DAD

    Dumb Fux, Nas is not relevant...when's the last time you heard Niggas bumpin Nas????...This nigga don't sell no albums or get spins

  • Anonymous

    He said the TV was sitting in the sink in the bathroom. Makes perfect sense, since black people never wash their hands after using the bathroom.

    • popup 800

      the black plauge wasnt in africa. it was in europe. all infectious diseases are of european origin! By 1595, over 18 million people had died of smallpox, mumps, measles and other European diseases LOL

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn't put that cryin little skirt wearing bitch in my top fuckin 25. He dope don't get me wrong, but his crying temper tantrum ways make him look stupid. Perfect example of how fame gets to someones head, and now he with that simple minded bitch. Forget about it! Oh yo Kanye, stick to producing. We like you better then.

  • Anonymous

    Because he acts like a little bitch.....thats the very same reason he is not on the list where he wants to be! Because he bitches and moans about pointless lists of opinion. Kanye has lost all prospective

  • Anonymous

    "First TV" Nigga NEVER had a TV before that?!?!?!?

  • Anonymous

    Jay needs to tell Ye to calm the fuck down and stop the bitchassness

    • Kanye

      Jay: yo kanye you need to relax, sometimes life.... Kanye: Yo Jay, i'ma let you finish but hold up... These haters dont realize, i gave them Jesus Walks and 808's jay... they are ungrateful. Come on...they heard Lamborghini Mercy your chick is so thirsty and i am not in the top 5? What do you think Jay? Jay: well kanye... Kanye: hold up i'ma let you finish... I am dating Kim...Kim. no top 5?

  • Anonymous

    hottest mc list of mtv. so the most popular mc on mtv? kanye shouldnt even be concerned. why get upset over something nobodys gonna see, or care about. you're in your late 30's kanye, time to grow up.

  • MIQ VERSE

    This is ridiculous!lol I don't know where this is all coming from on Kanye's end. Not sure if he is gearing up for the album or if he really does put that much energy into MTV's list!

  • Yeezy

    Nah homie. I'm the god of rap, and I'mma keep shitting on all of ya'll. Sway ain't nothin to the Louis V king of kings.

  • Real Talk

    Damn yall kids cant see what Kanye doing? Hes creating publicity for himself to make him out to be a crazy guy. Doing all these rants every show now, and talking crazy on interviews, will go perfect with his new album coming out...

  • HomeGrown

    SOOO SICK!! SchoolBoyQ-BadA$$-Tech-Snoop-Juicy J! Damn can't wait!! Minnesota Putting on the biggest Hip Hop Festival! Real Hip Hop Heads....Here's some 'Sota talent check it out!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuydeI5b-74

  • Fuck Oakland

    Sway The Gay Nigga From The Bay Speaks On Being On Kanye's Dick.

  • nuc

    why ppl care so much about some dudes embarrassing ass list....

  • jj

    If I was Sway, I wouldn't give this much attention. I'm pretty sure Sway had a TV before he ever met Kanye. Besides, who even cares about being MTV's top 10 list of MCs; how does that help or hurt someone's career? Even if that list did matter, Kanye really thinks because he gave that dude a TV that he should've bumped Kanye's name up the list? Next time Kanye gets near a mic and does anything other than rap, somebody should grab his mic Taylor Swift style.

    • Anonymous

      actually it was a 5-pack because i let him drink one

    • Alternative Current

      Well said Anon. West is making bitch moves all day every day now.

    • Anonymous

      kanye is a joke for this shit. last year i gave me a friend an old flat screen monitor i had laying around, you think i'm gonna throw that shit in his face in 12 years? naw son he gave me a 6-pack of beers and its all good

  • Hip Hop Only

    Sway had an infamous hip hop radio show with King Tech in Cali in the early to late 90s. At that time, Kanye was a nobody in Chicago producing a guy named Grav that fell of after 1 album. Sway was making much bigger money than Kanye at that time. I am sure Sway owned a TV way before anybody heard Kanye's name.

  • Anonymous

    " how exactly did meek mill outsell Kanye, even dat cruel summer album did better then anything meek" Cruel Summer plummeted after opening high. Meek opened low, but still crossed 300,000. Plus the budget of Cruel Summer was probably higher than Rozay's cholesterol.

  • Anonymous

    "Sirius XM radio pay big bucks. just ask howard stern" So what you're saying is Sway is getting $20 mill a year like Stern? Hush child.

  • Anonymous

    "kanye west has the biggest ego in the world" Not quite. 50's is worse.

  • YoMTVcraps

    MTV dont know shit about real MCs

  • Anonymous

    kanye west has the biggest ego in the world

  • JustSayin

    "coveted list" huh?... thats bein pretty generous

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I saw Nas made it to number 4 spot and apparently thats the first times he's ever made the list.

  • BLACK

    THE MAIN ISSUE IS THE TEAM THAT VOTES ANYWAY...I THINK THEY SHOULD RETIRE RAPPERS LIKE JAY, SNOOP, EM, DRE AND OTHER RESPECTED OLDER ARTISTS FROM THE LIST AND THEN MAKE THEM THE JUDGES!

    • Anonymous

      they would probably just pick the artists on their labels though, dre would say kendrick, jay-z would say j. cole

  • westwest

    I'd argue that Sway's contribution to hiphop culture has been greater than kanye's. dude is a legend, not just some dj or mtv personality.

  • Anonymous

    So he was hosting the hottest hip hop show in the Bay area way before we knew Kanye but never had a TV? You can't possibly believe that. I know local dj's that can buy out the Magnolia room at Best buy. With it being more to the story, I gotta feeling Sway may have some leverage we don't know about that could play out Kanye.

    • Anonymous

      maybe he didnt want a tv before that though. maybe he was busy being a productive member of society and didnt wanna sit on his ass wasting time

  • Anonymous

    "he has a morning show on Shade45 weekdays from 8-12" The dude who used to be on 106 and Park landed a gig on E! News. The dreadlocked dude went to Extra. With Sway's experience he should be doing more than just reporting silly rap news.

  • Anonymous

    "How can somebody whose album flops be on the list.....Meek Mill" He outsold Kanye so I'm guessing you really are just winging these statements.

    • kingsin

      you joking right, not that i'm sidin wid kanye on dis but how exactly did meek mill outsell Kanye, even dat cruel summer album did better then anything meek dumb ass done put out. Fuck outtahere man! dont lie atleast... dats aggravatin'

  • BeTruth

    Sway you a coward like everyone else who claim they represent HipHop. Instead of talking about the TV you should talk about how HipHop is trash in 2013, and how nobody made a classic album in a long time.

    • DAD

      Kendrick Cd was garbage...only reason he sold was because of hype

    • Dumb Fux

      Bullshit, Life is Good showcased that Nas is the GOAT. Ain't no rapper that's still this relevant after 20 years in the game. Good kid, m.a.a.d city is classic, although that's just everybody's personal opinion, a lot of people say it and it has that feeling on it that screams classic.

    • dumb dumbs

      this is fact. Apollo Brown was the closest to a classic and both Life is Good and Good Kid ranged from boring to just OK.

    • BeTruth

      I bought life is good and sorry to say...some songs are not solid. The closes thing last year of being classic was Apollo Brown and OC album.

    • Anonymous

      you aint hear Good Kid Maad City or Life is Good?

  • dentaldamboy

    this sway nigga a faggot nigga, don't bite the hand that feeds you #YMCMB

    • Anonymous

      at first i couldnt believe someone would diss sway on a hip hop website then i saw youre reppin young money and it makes sense. listen to something that has come out before 00 and your mind will be blown kid.

    • kingsin

      dont talk bout fags when you be listenin' to dem yung money faggots. nd dont be hashtaggin nd shit u fuckin' baby powder sniffin mothafucka. yung money ass, aight? Wake up nd listen to some Wu Tang!

    • joe

      How the FUCK is he bitting the hand that fed him ????? you Americans are fucking retarded ignorant fools, tell me how please ??? so because Kanye gave him a tv, he should make him number 1 every year ? dentaldamboy, you are an idiot, u dumbass haha its a fucking list, people come together to make that list. Sway doesnt have to put kanye ontop because of some late 90s tv haha fucking dumbass

    • whothejokeis

      Kanye is the joke for trying to turn a well known hoe into a house wife.

  • Anonymous

    MTV's Hottest MCs list is a fucking joke.

  • sam snead

    Sway been with MTV since 99 or 2000 and on radio before then, he could afford a tv, this is retarded.

  • Big Dan

    Wow! I thought Weezy was a prick because he got attention for it, but apparently, dude is a real DH huh? How you gonna play the man out like that. You supposed to be #1 b/c you gave him a TV years ago?

  • DAD

    Nobody can take MTV seriously.....Next year Keiffer will be on the list

  • Anonymous

    truth is Kanye never gave him the remote control. my nigga sway had to go to radio shack and buy a universal remote and then try to program that shit by trying all them codes, shit aint sweet.

  • Dad

    Sway need to slap this Nigger

  • fifty

    kanye eating too much decommissioned pussy, nigga done realize that he surrounded by artistically competitive muthafakaz in the game

  • LOL

    Sway need to bow before kanye and ask for forgiveness. He needs to remember and be grateful that kanye gave him his FIRST tv. He lost points the minute he confirmed that kanye was speaking the truth. FUCK MTV HOTTEST MC LIST

  • DAD

    How can somebody whose album flops be on the list.....Meek Mill

  • DAD

    Kanye is scared of Kris Humphries

  • DAD

    This Nigger gets lamer every day

  • DAD

    evey time I listen to "Clique" and Kanye comes on I switch to the next track

  • DAD

    Kanye is a bitch....If this was MTV's list of whack overrated crybaby's then Kanye would be #1.....Bitch ass nigga nobody cares about a TV

  • Anonymous

    Sway has been with MTV way too long. Get a better gig already.

  • the doc

    sway is that dude...mad props

  • Anonymous

    these bitch ass rappers are to emotional

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