T.I. As A Music Executive Calls Working With Iggy Azalea The “Tarnish Of My Legacy”
For years now, things are getting tight between T. I. and Iggy Azalea and the two haven’t been involved in each other’s careers for many years. The Atlanta rapper was instrumental in assisting to build his protegé in the early years of her career, but when she began to rub people the wrong way with her lyrics—calling herself a “runaway slave master” and social media responses, T. I. began to fall back slowly from the Australian artist.
On Tuesday, Iggy responded to a fan who scolded T. I. for talking about Nicki Minaj’s career in his Top 50 Rappers discussion, claiming that he was responsible for helping Iggy Azalea rise to be famous. “Before anyone takes TI’s opinion on female rap seriously, never forget him co-signing the runaway slave master, ” the fan tweeted, mentioning Iggy’s controversial “D.R.U.G.S.” lyrics. “T.I.’s issue is Nicki f*cked up his money. He propped a white girl up in 2013 hoping that her privilege would make her a superstar by way of rap and it almost worked until Nicki crushed her into dust.”
Iggy replied to the person that she and T. I. have nothing to do with each other and also saying she doesn’t want to be involved in any narratives about his feelings towards another artist. However, their names have once again appeared on headlines after T. I. reportedly said that one of his greatest career mistakes was working with the In My Defense rapper Iggy Azalea.
“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” T.I. said. “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.” His remarks circulated on social media and Iggy took notice, and in another post-and-delete move, she responded to his criticisms by writing, “Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmaooooooooo. Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.” Yikes.