This family’s dirty laundry is about to be aired out.
In a recent interview with Hot 97, T.I.
admitted that he is not “personally” speaking
with one-time protégée Iggy Azalea
anymore and seemed to diss her, saying, “Some stuff they brought upon themselves.” He clarified that by “they," he means “the world of Iggy Azalea.”
Naturally, Iggy had something to say about it and took to Twitter. “Here’s the deal, I am still signed to [T.I.] and do business with him,” she tweeted. “The first I’ve heard of us having an ‘issue’ is via a radio interview.”
“Personally, I don’t think the radio is the place to talk about your personal issues with someone that’s part of your team...” the rapper continued. “He seems to think there’s nothing wrong with what he said, everybody else seems to disagree. I’m sure Tip will publicly clarify what he meant when he feels he has the right platform to do so and other than that, I’m chillin’.”
T.I. has acted as a mentor to Iggy since the early days of her career and even signed her to his record label, Grand Hustle Records. They’ve also featured on numerous songs together, with T.I. appearing on “Change Your Life,” and she on “No Mediocre.”
Iggy went on to imply that stories about her and T.I.’s relationship are sexist, claiming she has the same relationship with T.I. as rapper (and new Rihanna boy toy
) Travis Scott
. “I don’t see them writing about that,” she says of the media.
“We don’t get pedis together,” Iggy explained. “Tip handles my publishing, I see him as much as I see my label bosses. It’s a business relationship... It’s not something were I hang out at his house and we eat popcorn together and it never has been.”
In fact, she says that she no longer needs mentoring. “I was 21 and it was my second mixtape,” she said. “I’m not in ATL making mixtapes anymore, I’m 25 years old, live halfway across the country and know what I want to do creatively. That means our relationship has changed to something that’s really just publishing and business based.”
“I’m not supposed to be leaning on the man for help forever,” she concludes, noting that “at the end of the day” T.I. will always be family. “Tip and me [are] friends, but it’s always been business/creative thing.”
In less dramatic news, Iggy previously tweeted, “I’m shooting my album cover in about a week. So strange that its all coming to completion.” We won’t hold our breathe for a new T.I. feature.
Now, find out how Iggy responded to VMA haters who said she’s not relevant: