It seemed like the partnership between “Whatever You Like” rapper T.I. and “Fancy” protégé Iggy Azalea was over after he gave a radio interview with a popular New York station, but now the music mogul said his words were taken out of context. It turns out he and his "little sister" are still in business together.
T.I. wanted to “publicly clarify what he meant,” during an interview with the Associated Press Thursday. "That's still my partner," the rapper said about Azalea. ''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."
The Australian rapper faced a slew of feuds in 2015, especially when she was called out by “212” star Azealia Banks and Q-Tip about misappropriating black culture.
Amid the controversy, T.I. said that he wanted to give Azalea, 25, some time to herself. Not end their partnership. "It's definitely not a 'sever my ties, walk away, I'm upset' thing," he told the AP Thursday. "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."
Even though it seemed like T.I., 34, had publicly severed their working relationship, Azalea, 25, had faith in her mentor. “I’m sure tip will publicly clarify what he meant when he feels he has the right platform to do so and other than that, I’m chillin,” she tweeted earlier in the day Thursday.
But the mouthy star did take a few digs at T.I. “He seems to think there’s nothing wrong with what he said, everybody else seems to disagree,” she tweeted. “Personally, I don’t think the radio is the place to talk about your personal issues with someone that’s part of your team.”
Heres the deal, I am still signed to @tip and do business with him. The first ive heard of us having an "issue" is via a radio interview.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) September 17, 2015
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