T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea Against Azealia Banks

  /  03.10.2012

Iggy Azalea and T.I.

T.I. stopped by DJ Drama’s radio show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 to introduce his Hustle Gang members including Iggy Azalea, Chip (formerly known as Chipmunk), and his group D.O.P.E. The Grand Hustle CEO revealed that he’s up for two major movie roles and addressed speculation about where he’ll sign after delivering his last album Trouble Man for Atlantic Records. He also defended Grand Hustle’s First Lady, who Tip nicknamed the “Igga Monster,” after Azealia Banks called her out on Twitter.

T.I. shared that he is in talks to appear in two major movies. One is a remake of a “very huge blockbuster,” where he will star alongside a “phenomenal leading lady.” The other is a DC Comics film.

Grand Hustle’s Aussie rap sensation spoke about her determination to make it as a rapper, Australia’s rap scene, signing to Interscope, and what she thought of Azealia Banks’ brash comments about her making XXL magazine’s “Freshmen Class” list.

“This is my day and it’s my achievement,” the blonde MC told Drama. “You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.”

T.I. also jumped to Iggy’s defense, claiming not to be familiar with her “212” rival. “Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman.”

He continued addressing Banks, “If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”

Iggy is readying “Murder Business,” the first single from her Interscope debut The New Classic. Produced by Bei Maejor, the “cold-blooded” record is set to drop on March 15.


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