T.I., born as Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., has been an executive producer for several artists’ work, but that doesn’t mean he’s proud of all of them. He recently said in an interview that he wasn’t happy he invested in Iggy Azalea.
T.I. signed Azalea on his label in 2011, and they haven’t worked together since 2015. That didn’t stop T.I. from feeling like their work together wasn’t worth it.
In an interview with The Root on October 9th, T.I. said that he’s looking for a new female rapper. He said, “I’m 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 an executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
In spite of his comments, Iggy Azalea is the most prominent female rapper associated with him. He’s currently working with other female rappers when they have the time and attention to devote to the work.
He says, “sometimes people just grow up and find out that maybe their time, efforts and attention would be better applied elsewhere but, right now, we do have Tokyo Jetz.”
Iggy Azalea didn’t wait long before firing back at T.I. She tweeted, “Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder. lmaoooooooooooooo. Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.”
She didn’t stop there. She added, “She went on: “The tea I could spill on what bullshit 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.”
She has since deleted her tweets.
Wendy Williams also commented on the spat, in spite of her past attacks on Iggy Azalea. She referred to his time in jail saying, “T.I. all due respect, you’re the one who did time for nefarious ways.” She then said, “Come on, T.I., she’s not my favorite person, but you gotta give it up. Fancy and Black Widow were good songs. She didn’t tarnish your legacy, she helped keep you out here.”
Meanwhile, T.I. is currently promoting a Netflix series, Rhythm + Flow that features him, Chance the Rapper, and Cardi B as judges.