Kanye West has complained about his positioning in a list of the best rappers in the world, saying that judges don't like him having a girlfriend.
The rapper, who is set to become a parent with reality TV star partner Kim Kardashian, finished seventh in the MTV countdown.
Kanye told US radio station Hot 97 that his wardrobe was also partly to blame.
"Number seven bothers me," he told listeners. "For them to put me at number seven they had to bring up things they didn't like. They didn't like the Cruel Summer album... They want to diss me."
Kanye, who eventually appeared to hang-up the phone, said he hadn't just been judged a "body of work".
"They don't like Givenchy Kanye, they don't like Kanye in a kilt, they don't like Kanye in a relationship," he added.
The top five is yet to be announced.