On Wednesday, the Whatever You Like rapper stopped by Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new mixtape, when he revealed that his working relationship with the Aussie rapper “took a bit of a rest stop!”
When host Ebro Darden asked if the two have talked, T.I. responded, “personally, no!” — ouch!
Tip added that his professional relationship with Iggy went downhill because he couldn’t continue to publicly defend her after her Twitter feud with Azealia Banks and Q-Tip — who both accused her of appropriating black culture!
T.I. had this to say:
“After the Q-Tip thing… after I smoothed it over. Everything was cool and then they came back and undid. It’s not that I got tired of cleaning it up… I’m loyal partner and If I rock with you I rock with you. Right or wrong. We’ll discuss that later in the car. But right now, I’ma block the bullets, but when I say go… go. Just go. Don’t stand around and talk while I’m blocking bullets. I just feel “they” [Iggy’s team] needed some time to adjust.”
When asked why he kept referring to Azalea as “they,” the rapper described it was “the world of Iggy Azalea,” explaining:
“She is the nucleus, but there are a lot of other pieces around ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ including myself ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ that keep that machine working. And I feel like they have all the tools necessary to evolve beyond those situations.”
T.I. says there are no hard feelings between him and the Fancy hitmaker, but sources close to Iggy say she was blindsided by his comments! The insider reportedly said:
“She didn’t know there was a problem since T.I. is still collecting publishing checks and acting like everything is normal between them.”
Sounds like the Iggy Azalea machine needs some fine tuning! Check out the full interview (below) and skip to the 2:18 mark to hear T.I. discuss Iggy:
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