T.I. is deading any sign of beef between him and Grand Hustle signee, Iggy Azalea. After a recent interview with HOT 97’s Ebro in the Morning, Tip said that their professional relationship “took a bit of a rest stop” since the two hadn’t spoken to each other lately. The Internet took it as the Atlanta rap mogul cutting all ties with the Australian rapstress, whom he considers his little sister.
After Azalea took to Twitter to voice her side of the story, T.I. told the Associated Press to clarify his statement by saying that his words were indeed taken out of context. “That’s still my partner,” Tip said about Iggy. “Her life has taken her in a different direction. My life is still as it was before. But Iggy is doing what she feels makes Iggy happy. That’s what she should do. We’re focused on making the next Iggy record and dodge the same adversities we faced last time.”
And if you aren’t familiar with said adversities, hit refresh on the timeline hip-hop lesson A Tribe Called Quest rapper, Q-Tip, gave Iggy last December or Azalea’s constant e-battle with Azealia Banks. Attempting to play the role of peacemaker, T.I. revealed that it was time for him to take a step back for Iggy and her team to adjust while keeping his loyalty in tact.
“It’s definitely not a ‘sever my ties, walk away, I’m upset’ thing,” he said. “It was more so like, OK, you have a lot on your plate right now. I’m going to pull back or wait until you come to a place where you’re ready to come back to the table, so we can start again and make history some more.”
Tip also admits that Azalea hadn’t reached out to him but was fully aware of the tweets that were sent out on her behalf regarding the situation. “We speak to each other without having to speak to each other,” he said. “It’s funny sometimes, but we’re straight.”