When “Whatever You Like” rapper T.I. said his work relationship with “Fancy” protégé Iggy Azalea was over Wednesday, the Australian star found out the same way as everyone else -- on the Internet. T.I.'s announcement, delivered during a radio interview with a popular New York radio station, shocked Azalea.
“She didn’t know there was a problem since T.I. is still collecting publishing checks and acting like everything is normal between them,” an insider told Global Grind Thursday.
Azalea, 25, also took to Twitter to discuss their apparent split. “Here’s the deal, I am still signed to [T.I.] and do business with him. The first I’ve heard of us having an ‘issue’ is via a radio interview,” she tweeted to her 5.78 million followers Thursday.
Then Azalea took a dig at T.I. for discussing their problems on the air. "Personally, I don’t think the radio is the place to talk about your personal issues with someone that’s part of your team,” she wrote.
He seems to think theres nothing wrong with what he said, everybody else seems to disagree.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) September 17, 2015
The Australian hit-maker is known for speaking her mind on social media, which has caused numerous controversies over the past year. T.I. defended her many times in the past, but he finally said the drama was too much during Wednesday’s interview.
As for T.I., it seems he has already said his part. He didn’t respond to Azalea’s tweets or clear up any possible discrepancies from his interview. Instead he shared a new video for the song “STIX” by rapper Shad.
In a different twist, the business relationship between Azalea and T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., ended in 2013, TMZ wrote in an exclusive report Thursday. They mutually parted when she signed with Island Def Jam. In fact, T.I. didn’t have a hand in her hits like “Trouble” or “Pretty Girls,” a source told TMZ.
Follow me on Twitter @mariamzzarella