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T.I. Addresses Azealia Banks’ Comments About Iggy Azalea, Banks Responds

Azealia Banks’ comments about T.I.’s latest signee, Iggy Azalea, aren’t sitting well with the Grand Hustle founder.

Tip sat down with DJ Drama for his radio show and addressed Azealia’s Twitter rant about Iggy landing on the XXL Freshmen cover recently, posing the question, “Was she not happy with her being on there? Or, was she not happy because she was not on there?”

Iggy wasted no time jumping in, saying, “This is my day and it’s my achievement. You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.” (Watch the clip below)

T.I. got a little snarky, also adding, “Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman.

“If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else,” he said.

Not one to stay quiet, Banks took to Twitter shortly after the video surfaced online to respond.

“Lol I NEVER needed the next nigga to sit up on a radio show with me and defend me,” tweeted Banks. “Furthermore, niggas r sitting up here trying to mask/defend what homegirl said. Fuck outta here.”

“Come on T.I…. Niggas is not scared of u and whatever shit u got to say on some radio show,” she continued. “LMFAOO how u a grown man commenting on what’s going on between two girls. Come on son. Stop it.”

After catching wind of Banks had posted, Iggy followed up with a tweet herself.

“I said my piece respectfully, something im entitled to do and now that i have, there is nothing else to say,” she wrote.

In related news, Iggy recently apologized for a controversial line she spit on “D.R.U.G.S.,” in which she says, “Tire marks, tire marks/Finish line with the fire marks/When the relay starts, I’m a runaway slave/Master.”

“In all fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry,” she wrote in a letter to “Sometimes we get so caught up in our art and creating or trying to push boundaries, we don’t stop to think how others may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doing that and I regret not thinking things through more.”—Gina Montana

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