Iggy Azalea has called her former mentor T.I. “a huge misogynist” after he labelled her his “biggest blunder” as a record producer.
Rapper T.I., who is also known as Tip Harris, told The Root earlier this week that he was “still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea”.
“That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] a [music] executive is concerned,” he continued. “To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
In since-deleted tweets, Azalea rejected the claims, writing: “Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmaoooooooooooooo. Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.”
She added, “The tea I could spill on what bulls*** this is but at the end of the day I think people can see it’s clear he’s salty.
“He’s a huge misogynist and has never been able to have a conversation with any woman in which he doesn’t speak like a fortune cookie.”
Azalea, whose rise to short-lived chart ubiquity was marked by controversy over cultural appropriation and the Australian star’s use of African-American Vernacular English in her raps, was previously signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle record label. T.I. also produced and co-wrote a number of Azalea’s early hits.
The pair went their separate ways in 2015, with T.I. telling a New York radio station that Azalea’s Twitter interaction with rapper Q-Tip was partly to blame.
Q-Tip had taken to Twitter to offer Azalea insight into the history of hip hop and its intersection with race and politics. In response, Azalea wrote: “I’m… not going to sit on Twitter and play hip-hop squares with strangers to somehow prove I deserve to be a fan of or influenced by hip hop.”
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T.I. said: “After I kind of had smoothed it over like okay, ‘What is really meant to be said here is…’ After it was cool, everything was cool, and then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [done].”
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