T.I. is jumping to Iggy Azalea's defense!!
In response to Banks' racially charged rant, the rapper tweeted:
Indie rokkers MGMT are talking useless shiz again about how they can't be defined as mainstream or indie, because they're just that original!
Ben Goldwasser says:
"I think people have this attitude that something's either pop or it's pretentious art, or it's mainstream or it's indie, there's no middle ground, and I think we're trying to go somewhere in between that. We feel like it should be taken as an album and not a collection of singles. We don't want to be associated with concept albums and art rock or any of that, it's bullshit to us.
What I was saying was sarcastic, 'If you're expecting 'Kids' or 'Time to Pretend' or whatever, sorry, you're not going to get that on this album,' and to interpret that as a genuine apology is really stupid. We are absolutely dead serious about music-making, and that's what we want people to understand, that there's no joke in it. We're not intentionally trying to fuck with people, we're actually making this music that we love and we want people to hear it."
Nobody cares about how different or mainstream your music is, they just care how good it is.
However, acting like you're so above it all isn't going to win you over any new fans!
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