T.I. Talks Separating Professionally From Iggy Azalea and Iggy Didn’t Know

Photo Credit: Getty Images/THZ Library

Photo Credit: Getty Images/THZ Library

T.I. is cutting ties with Iggy Azalea??

The rapper spoke to New York’s Hot 97 Ebro in the Morning and said he’s taking “a bit of a rest stop” in his relationship with the Australian native.

“I ain’t gonna make no excuses,” he said. “In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her one time. Any human being anywhere [is gonna] have a hard time adjusting. It’s very difficult being the new kid and to be the butt of the jokes…It came at a time when culturally in this nation—when she’s not from here—we were actually looking for a source to place that pent-up aggression. Some stuff they brought upon themselves. In some cases, it kind of was the easiest place to put some pent-up aggression.”

Though he still defends Azalea, he explained that the breaking point of their relationship happened after her feud with Q-Tip last December, involving hip-hop history and cultural appropriation.

“After I kind of had smoothed it over, like okay, ‘What is really meant to be said here is…’ Then after it was cool, you know what I mean, everything was cool,” the 34-year-old explained. “And then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [orchestrated].”

So basically T.I. feels he’s been going in circles with Iggy and he just cant do it anymore.

Despite the break in the pair’s relationship, T.I. still feels Iggy can get through all of the drama that’s surrounding her.

“I really do feel that they just needed a little more time to adjust, which I feel they can do,” he said. “They have the talent, they have the charisma…They have all the tools necessary to move beyond those situations.”

Apparently the “issue” wasn’t conveyed to Iggy…

T.I. admitted that he hadn’t spoken directly to the female emcee about his decision. So, the interview was a major surprise to her.

Iggy wasn’t about to stay silent after being spoken about on-air, and not personally. The “Fancy” singer took to Twitter to say her peace, stating, “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. Personally I don’t think the radio is the place to talk about your personal issues with someone thats part of your team… He seems to think theres nothing wrong with what he said, everybody else seems to disagree.”

Though there’s controversy in this miscommunication, Azalea feels T.I. will clear it up with her.

“Im sure tip will publicly clarify what he meant when he feels he has the right platform to do so and other than that, im chillin,” she concluded.

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