J. Cole previously spoke on his omission from MTV’s Hottest MCs list, which also did not include Kendrick Lamar. Speaking with Karen Civil, K. Dot addressed his absence from the ranking, brushing off the oversight and saying that it’s “not really a big thing for me.”

“I just look at it as an opinion factor,” he said. “It’s all about what the people want at the end of the day, so people know what it is. It’s not really a big thing for me I know it’s more exposure but the people know what it is. All it’s going to do is bring more controversy to the game. I think it’s dope, though.”

Watch the full interview below, where he also touches on working with Pharrell Williams and more.

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