T.I. has a lot more to say about Iggy Azalea.
Just after calling her a “tarnish” on his legacy, the Grand Hustle boss expanded on his comments, saying that the Aussie rapper sabotaged her personal profession when she gained mainstream results.
“I’m nonetheless actively hunting for a different female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” he told The Root earlier this month. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] a [music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
Through his look on “The Breakfast Club” on Monday, Tip–who signed Iggy to Grand Hustle in 2011–reflected on the rise and fall of his former protégée.
“I actually really feel like she was meant to be good,” mentioned Tip, to which Charlamagne Tha God responded, “She was for a moment.”
According to Tip, Iggy turned her back on the black neighborhood when she became a lot more preferred. “I didn’t say this to actually speak down on shorty, but this is my truth. It is my truth and I’m sharing it. I’m not speaking down on her. I do not want no ill will on her. If she occurs to be the greatest point tomorrow, good, but as far as I’m concerned, I really feel like when she identified out white individuals liked her and she didn’t actually want black individuals to like her any longer, she switched up, began acting distinct, created moves that I wasn’t proud of that type of placed my reputation in the line of fire.”
He continued, “She was extremely arrogant about it, and I really feel like that power led to motherfuckers like, ‘Nah, we ain’t fuckin’ with that.’”
He blames Iggy’s various social media outbursts as variables in her downfall. “The raps have been dope at initially. Of course, she had…help,” he mentioned. “It was dope at initially, and then she exposed herself so a lot. It undid all the fantastic that was carried out.”
He believes Iggy, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks with “Fancy,” had even a lot more possible for results. “It just had so a lot a lot more possible. It could’ve been so larger.”
In spite of what the future holds, he will not be involved. “I’m not finna take that threat no a lot more,” mentioned Tip. “I’m not finna place my reputation in jeopardy no a lot more for it. They are their greatest challenge.”
Iggy has responded to T.I.’s comments. Taking to Twitter, she refuted his ghostwriting claims. “When will this guy shut up,” she tweeted. “The only song you ever have been a element of producing was ‘100.’ Thank you for that, but you NOT a element of inventive or executive approach on that album [The New Classic].”
She added, “Please move on and speak about artist you are (hopefully) truly assisting, and cease attempting to bring me up for relevance. I do not bring your ass up, NO One particular is asking about you.”
She also claimed that T.I. attempted to bring woo her back Hustle Gang in 2017, but she blocked his quantity and moved to a distinct recording studio to keep away from him.
Iggy says T.I. by no means understood her, but attempted to critique her and push his style onto her. “He by no means sat in a studio to know who wrote what components & knows as a lot as a stranger on the world wide web,” she mentioned. “BUT he would criticize what was created and attempt and convince me to make issues that sounded like his style, not mine. I by no means would.”
See some of her deleted tweets under.