T.I. Is No Longer Working With Iggy Azalea
T.I. was on Hot 97's "Ebro in the Morning" show recently and announced that he is no longer working with Iggy Azalea. He explained, "In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her at one time. Any human being anywhere gon' have a hard time adjusting...Some stuff they brought upon themselves. In some cases it kind of was just the easiest place to put some pent-up aggression." When asked what was the breaking point in his partnership with Azalea, he point to the Twitter incident with Q-tip back in December when A Tribe Called Quest member gave the former XXL Freshman a history lesson on hip-hop.
“After the Q-Tip thing…after I smoothed it over," he said. "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.”
The King of the South helped bring Iggy Azalea into the game by mentoring her under his imprint Grand Hustle. T.I. also talked about the sequel to ATL, Drake and Meek Mill’s beef, plus his new EP Da Nic that he released last week. The EP serves as the appetizer to his tenth album, The Dime Trap, which he said was "a lot more urban, a lot more edgy, a lot more unapologetically ghetto than [2014's] Paperwork." He recently spoke to Rolling Stone about why he's making sure his next album sounds different than anything else out right now.
"Yes, just that," Tip said. "I just feel like a lot of the music now, it's wonderful that music is changing and evolving. That's beautiful, that comes with growth. But, I find that young people — and even people from same generation or the same class that I'm from — they are feeling that if you do records like "Broadcast Live," that that sounds dated and old. And I'm like, 'No, no, that's classic.' Classics don't get old, that's why they call it classic. And I think that nobody is stepping out on that limb, because [of] fear of being considered old . . . Somebody old enough to know, but young enough to execute, has to do it."