Iggy Azalea responds to T.I.: “Stop trying to bring me up for relevance”

The rapper accused her former label boss of taking credit for her success.

October 28, 2019
Iggy Azalea responds to T.I.: “Stop trying to bring me up for relevance” Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images  

Iggy Azalea has fired back at T.I. in a series of since-deleted tweets posted after T.I.'s appearance on The Breakfast Club this morning.

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T.I., who signed Azalea to his Grand Hustle label in 2012, was asked by Breakfast Club host Charlamagne about recent comments in which he called Azalea "the tarnish of [his] legacy." T.I. doubled down, saying that while he did not want to "speak down" on Azalea, he felt that she neglected her black fanbase to please a burgeoning white audience, compromised T.I.'s reputation, and implied that she used ghostwriters in her raps.

On Twitter this afternoon, Azalea accused T.I. of attempting to "approximate [himself]" with the success of her album The New Classic. (Azalea and T.I. ended their business relationship in 2015.) "The only song you ever were a part of making was '100,'" she wrote. "Thank you for that, but you were NOT a part of the creative OR executive process on that album."

She went on to accuse T.I. of holding a different opinion outside of the public eye: "Seeing a man speaking out of his asshole and blurting our [sic] one thing in public and another in private for years [is] really infuriating."

Azalea took a Drake-ish tack when addressing T.I.'s implication that she used ghostwriters in her raps: "I don't have ghost writers, but do I write with multiple people on songs especially big pop-leaning ones? Yes. I've never claimed otherwise."

"Please move on and speak about artists you are (hopfully) [sic] actually helping," Azalea concluded, "and stop trying to bring me up for relevance."

Read her tweets below:

Iggy Azalea responds to T.I.: “Stop trying to bring me up for relevance”