Iggy Azaleahas become a lightning rod for
conversation in 2014. Specifically, many assumed that hermentor T.I. was ghostwriting her music,
others, simply dismiss her as a white female rapper from Australia. But he’s
had it up to here with the criticism.
he candidly sounded off in a recent interview onComplex TV, with some choice words for
pisses me off, simply because they don’t have any real substantial grounds,”
T.I. said. “‘I don’t like them.’ Why? ‘Just ‘cause.’ What do you mean just
‘cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? Who died and made you
the emperor of Egypt? That kind of sh-t and then the things that they accuse
her of, like the racist stuff. That’s not even her. That’s not even in her. Me
knowing her, knowing where she comes from—for real, the whole racist thing,
that’s American—we forget, she’s not American.”
also saw Nicki’s remarks about writing her own raps as veiled critcism of Iggy,
butNicki insists she genuinely
meant no shade.AndNicki and Iggy looked pretty friendly
at the VMAs on Sunday.
T.I. is pretty upset about the backlash and accusations about racism that the
white rapper is fielding.
whole black, white, color divided thing, it isn’t a part of her DNA like it is
here in America,” he continued. “It’s just ignorant to me. In this day and age,
to be a race of people who are demanding equality and speaking out on
injustices and wanting to be treating fairly, to stand up and do the exact same
thing in opposite to someone unwarranted for no reason, it’s hypocritical. I’ma
ride with her. So, ya’ll go ahead. Anybody got a problem with it just know, it
gonna be one ‘cause I’m coming.”
signed Iggy to his Grand Hustle label in 201 and has even asserted that she’srunning hip-hop. Clearly, he’s loyal
to his protege.
next albumPaperwork: The Motion Pictureis due out on October 21st.