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T.I. No Longer Working Professionally with Iggy Azalea

T.I. No Longer Working Professionally with Iggy Azalea

UPDATE: Iggy has responded to T.I.’s claims and is looking at things in a different way.

T.I. was once Iggy Azalea‘s mentor, but now he’s disclosed that he has cut off his business ties with the young rapper.

“In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her at one time,” the 34-year-old entertainer told Ebro in the Morning. “Any human being anywhere [is gonna] have a hard time adjusting… It came at a time when culturally in this nation – when she’s not from here – we were actually looking for a source to place that pent-up aggression. Some stuff they brought upon themselves. In some cases, it kind of was the easiest place to put some pent-up aggression.

When asked when he cut off ties, he said, “Yeah, after the Q-Tip thing,” referring to when rapper Q-Tip sent tons of tweets to Iggy, schooling her on hip hop culture. Iggy was accused of misappropriating black culture in the huge resulting backlash.

“After I kind of had smoothed it over, like okay, ‘What is really meant to be said here is…’ Then, after it was cool, everything was cool. And then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [orchestrated]. Imma be all the way real: I’m a loyal partner. If I rock with you, I’m gon’ rock with you… Right, wrong, we’re gonna discuss that in the car,” T.I. continued. “Right now, Imma block the bullets…” he recalled. “When I say, ‘Go?’ Go! Don’t stand around and tote while I’m blocking bullets. You slowing me down, you know what I’m saying?”

“But I really do feel that they just needed a little more time to adjust, which I feel they can do,” T.I. said of Iggy and her crew. “They have the talent, they have the charisma.”

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  • PJ

    This is incorrect. He never said he stopped working with her, just that they havent spoken personally in a while. She’s already cleared it up saying they are still very much in business together, and they just havent been around lately cuz shes always in LA and hes mostly in atlanta plus shes working on her new album by herself.

  • Visitor

    There were many racist black people (mainly women) attacking her.

  • Mrs.K

    Haters will hate.

  • Milly Taylor

    <– my dads buddy just got a nice six-month old Mercedes E-Class E63 AMG from only workin part time online… find more information It’s been six months since i started this and i made so far total of 37,000 dollars. Basicly i profit about 80 dollars every hour and work for 3 to 4 hours a day–>,…,,,.

    -–➛-➛->➛ °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

  • SquidBillie

    Why would he make a big statement like that if they just haven’t talked in awhile?

  • sky

    This is what T.I is talking about…iggy’s mouth. People throw shade at her and she responds all the time and not in the best way. He tries to smooth over some of it over and the dumb chick still has stuff to say. Chicks mouth is ruing in her career. That’s T.I.’s point.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Is he even speaking English? He’s a pansy who caved from pressure from other hip hop artist. Get a back bone and stand up for the artist you signed. His biggest to date is a Blurred Lines! He’s a joke.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Just like she is.