It looks like T.I. has officially said I-G-G-BYE to his former protege Iggy Azalea!
During an interview on NYC’s Hot 97, T.I. explained why he and Azalea decided to part ways, despite their long history together.
For those unaware, T.I. has played a key part in Iggy’s success since the early days of her career back in 2012.
But as she became more popular, she quickly became the target of a number of race and gender-related controversies, from beefs with other artists to accusations from critics of cultural appropriation.
T.I. did his best to defend her, but eventually he got tired of all the drama. When asked if they had spoken recently, the rapper answered, “No.”
But despite the short answer, there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the two.
“In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her at one time,” he said, before getting to the core reason of why they parted ways.
“After the Q-Tip thing, I kinda had smoothed it over… After it was cool, everything was cool, and then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [accomplished]. I’ma be all the way real, I’m a loyal partner. If I rock with you I’m gon’ rock with you…I really do feel that they [Iggy’s team] just needed a little more time to adjust, which I feel they [Iggy’s team] can do. They have the talent, they have the charisma.”
So there it is. Will we ever hear another T.I. and Iggy Azalea collaboration in the future?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…