Iggy Azalea performs with T.I. in NYC wearing a  floor length purple gown

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea bristled at reports of friction between her and former mentor, rap mogul T.I.

In an appearance on Ebro's morning show on Hot 97, T.I. implied he had distanced himself from the controversial rapper. T.I. said he hasn't spoken to Azalea in months, and he suggested she's difficult to work with.

Azalea, 25, took to her social media accounts to deny any friction between herself and T.I., who still collects royalty checks from her music publishing.

Azalea told Global Grind "T.I. is still collecting publishing checks and acting like everything is normal between them.”

It sounds like Azalea, who hasn't had a hit record since 2014, is in her feelings about T.I. distancing himself from her.

She elaborated further in a lengthy response to a fan on social media.

“i have the same relationship that he has with travis scott and i dont see them writing about that. we dont get pedis together. and thats his MANAGER. Tip handles my publishing, i see him as much as i see my label bosses. its a business relationship. people dont understand when he came into my life he was mentoring me, i was 21 and it was my second mixtape. im not in atl making mixtapes anymore, im25 years old, live half way across the country and know what i want to do creatively. that means our relationship has changed to something thats really just publishing and business based. Its supposed to… im not supposed to be leaning on the man for help forever. tip and me a friends, but its always been business/creative thing. its not some thing were i hang out at his house and we eat popcorn together and it never has been.”

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  • Panamababy82

    She is below Basic, I don't know why T.I. was dealing with her in the first place!

  • MookieFly

    He basically said he not digging her out anymore and that her cooter stank(not in those exact words) and she got in her feelings. Not much to see here. She shaped like a busted dyson vacuum anyway

  • Sonny Johnson

    She's keeps using the word creative when she really means appropriation

  • OpinionHated

    I believe she is a big fat bish..... who the heck gives a ratz azz what somebody thinks about you unless its true.... bye "white girl"..... Australia is one big giant penal colony anyway I bet they all pseudo crazy with their criminal DNA...

  • Mel

    I like Iggy she just need to shut up at times and let her work speak for itself not everything deserve a response. Get out your feelings and make the music sheesh

  • SummerBaby

    This bish said she ain't chillin & eating popcorn at Tips house ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    he suggested she’s difficult to work with
    ____________
    he implied that she couldn't write or rap :coffee: I'm just pissed that she is making money off Classic Man. :facepalm: I love Jidenna and Janelle
    #helpful

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    OH GRATE ???
    A reply to manufactured crisis ???

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    That dress is ugly and her ass looks square is all I got.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ummmmmoney Duh ?
    :welcome:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Azalea told Global Grind “T.I. is still collecting publishing checks and acting like everything is normal between them.”
    ______________
    Wait but so are u Iggy :shrug:

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Basically...Even though they took grammar and thesaurus classes together...She still can't rap or write and ThesaurusRex ain't her bes frens....

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Heyyy ???

  • hotntot95

    Mayo, go sat down...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    That's Business!
    Shutcher face ugly iggy

  • Str8tUpMenace

    “i have the same relationship that he has with travis scott and i dont see them writing about that. we dont get pedis together.

    __________________

    Bish bye. He wasn't "Captain Save-a-Massa" everytime Travis Scott said some ignant chit.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Mayo?????? As in Patty Mayo, or Helmanns????? *dead*

  • SummerBaby

    I wonder what they were talking about in that pic up top?

  • Ruby shine

    I ? you Iggy!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yeah that left hand looks like she is trying to read him huh and Tip is like say what Powder :kona:

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    It would be helpful for her if she could develop a thicker skin. That's what she still isn't getting. If she would stop responding to these mofos they would leave her alone. Even if they don't, later for em. They just mad cause a bih is successful. Stop trippin and get back on your grind Iggy.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

    Bye bish!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    He told her she can't wear heels while standing next to him. She didn't agree, and BOOM......

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I swear I was thinking of Powder when I first came into this post. *dead*

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Because he thought she would make him some money and he was right.

  • MissHarlem

    Wait as in get hard ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Bish, I SAID how do I look in my glasses?
    :Kona:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO. I forgot about that one. *dead*

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    My sentiments exactly. I know it has to hurt to have fellow celebs wage unprovoked attacks against her, but paying folks dust can be a powerful weapon.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    THEN you see his hand
    :Kona:
    ???

  • I want to be free

    She telling him he need for Tiny to show her how to dance like this...

  • MS PEACHES

    Ti got him a blue/grey eye blonde at home. He don't need ya no mo. Tiny's work has paid off.

  • MissHarlem

    Too funny. Mayo was hard

  • iWasteTime

    She need to ....
    Cause No one cares!

  • Tip

    Ain't that the truth!! I've always liked her. She's no lil Kim or nothing but she was strait. I think TI was telling her the same thing a few months ago. Focus on yourself and damn the rest!! So in my eyes she basically is responsible for the demise of her career!!??

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WHO ASKED HER THO?

  • SummerBaby

    ???

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HOW SHE DOESN'T SOUND BLACK ENOUGH YET...

  • Chitsngiggles

    I'm hollering at my desk!!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I THINK SHE CALLS IT "ICE BLUE" PEACHES SMH

  • MissHarlem

    She better have a baby because that's the only thing that's gonna be poppin

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    This is one of my favorite episodes of Different World. RELAX, RELATE, RELEASE. Me and mys sisters was walking round saying this for no reason for the longest.

  • I’m good

    It looks like a picnic tablecloth. ?

  • Chitsngiggles

    “T.I. is still collecting publishing checks and acting like everything is normal between them.”
    ___________________________________________
    Duh bish. Obviously she didnt the education.

  • the guest

    Because he thought the shock value of a white girl rapper appropriating black hip hop culture would make him billions and it fell short. And he wasn't up to having to defend her inauthenticity and getting into political debates over her forever. Like Sweet Brown said Ain't nobody got no time for that. So thanks white homegirl for the publishing checks and be on your way.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    I have never seen a picnic tablecloth that damn ugly in all my days.

  • MissHarlem

    I really used this method when I was younger. SMH that damn show was impressionable

  • hotntot95

    ?

  • Chitsngiggles

    BLOOP!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ...............

  • LibraGirl

    Straight my a$$. She tried to use iour culture for monetary gain and it backfired on her.

  • hotntot95

    ? patty

  • Mo’nie

    i like iggy. get your money boo. and while you're at it, i have some bills that needs paying... can you hire me? i will curse them in every way a west indian can.. trust me.. we doh fraid dem eh

  • LibraGirl

    Thank you

  • Str8tUpMenace

    To be sure that she emphasizes each syllable of words with more than three syllables. #sit-chee-a-shun

  • LibraGirl

    Free your mind

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead* I figured that, cuz she looks just like that chick. LMAO

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    “T.I. is still collecting publishing checks...”

    As if he's not suppose to??entitlement run amucket? I still blame him for this? His project, his stamp of approval, his turn to be nîgger to her lily Yt Angel?? Lets see what pictures the media uses of him while discussing this, AND if they throw in his lengthy criminal history for good measure? kkkarma??

  • Mo’nie

    eh? he is just mad he is too short to see the tracks in her hair

  • Chitsngiggles

    This is a classic case of when trying to pimp a white girl goes wrong. Clifford should have talked to Ice T first. Ice T been pimping CoCo for YEARS!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Do yall think she hurt herself when she came for Bryttany? Brytt said at least I'm booked through next year :dead:

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Co-sign... this GIF brought back memories, LOL

  • Chitsngiggles

    Cause you know she finna be a damsel in distress to the media. She about to go full on white girl. Clifford, you in danger fool.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Clap back game on FLEEK!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    No her trying to free style on SWAY is what killed her.

  • LibraGirl

    He understands that he messed up when he tried to help her appropriate our culture. No white woman has no business using our culture to make money when they don't care about blacks. I don't understand why you a black person don't get that?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Pit Bull eyes.

  • Chitsngiggles

    OMG!! I wish Sandra would post that. That was THEE worst. It was horrible. She got exposed....to the world that she was a fraud.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    lol...sads

  • Buttercup

    You play too much

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    She didnt have the answers

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao it was awful

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Brytt was not having it hunty

  • Buttercup

    What really killed me was the dude that called in and was like, "Yooooo, you're garbage!"

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Butter Sway said u need a beat? It went downhill from there. Tip was looking like damn I forgot they do that here *hollering* Let me find Babs Bunny cause her freestyle was sick! :pc:

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Straight with no chaser lmao

  • SpillyNillie

    New Post: Black Lives Matter

  • MS PEACHES

    Ice Breaker Blue like the gum? LOL

  • MS PEACHES

    Noooooooooooooo. You just had to do it huh? LOL. I saw her on Being last nite for Kandi special. She shouldn't touched her face.

  • Mel

    I'm sure she can still sell some music I'm not sure all is lost yet she still have some fans that will buy her music she just gotta work extra hard and stop being so got dam sensitive

  • Mo’nie

    I don't see where I spoke about black culture. I come on this blog make a joke and go. I don't have time to argue whether she is wrong to rap or not. We like to act like we black women only use and aspire to use things that are primarily black. At the end of the day will God ask you were you black enough? or will you be asked did you love EACH OTHER like how he loves all of us. I get the whole slavery thing, where we were brainwashed into believing that we are second class. But when we hold onto those kinds of thoughts we enslave our own selves by never moving forward from this mentality, by not grasping the concept that with perseverance and determination we may just rise above. A man cannot climb your back unless its bent. stand up straight and move on.. If we stay thinking of what happened and never move on from it, guess what.. we are going to always find ourselves in the same situation.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    GOT EMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Sads...

  • ???

    O my???

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    TI was so dayum worried like 'No Sway'. She can't do this.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    She better gone and have a chair cuz TI will make it so not naun nigg,,,a in the rap game will touch her.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Got that azz together PDQ(PRETTY DAMN QUICK)!!!!

  • Chellie141508

    Well said

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Hopefully she saved her coins and maybe she will go back to school. She needs to learn how to spell at a high school level and then go to college. She needs a back up plan.

  • Mo’nie

    thank you

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    SMh...bish aligned her self up with TIP for a "BLACK PASS". Being associated with TIP means she can rap like Charli Baltimore and Black folk would be cool with it and white folks would think she the greatest thing since Chipotle.
    Buuut now bish been uncovered as a Fraud with no freakin RAP talent..... now she will go be "creative" which means she going BACK to that POP Life to be saved.

  • Sexy CJ

    ......................

  • darealQueenNefertiti

    If someone have to go to great lengths to explain themselves, then something's up.

  • Smith Jane

    Lmao

  • Sexy CJ

    Iggy,

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I will ruin you cunt...lol

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    smh

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    smh

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    smh

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Is Nick Young really still with this hoe? Mus be cause she white, i mean love lol

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Is Nick Young really still with this hoe? Mus be cause she white, i mean love lol

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Is Nick Young really still with this hoe? Mus be cause she white, i mean love lol

  • Tip

    Exactly...In that business you have to have a VERY THICK SKIN!! Just ask Eminem!! He had a lot to prove. Being white in a black dominated field I would imagine is very hard. But if you have skills and Most of ALL ...DETERMINATION...You can succeed. ?

  • Tip

    Exactly...In that business you have to have a VERY THICK SKIN!! Just ask Eminem!! He had a lot to prove. Being white in a black dominated field I would imagine is very hard. But if you have skills and Most of ALL ...DETERMINATION...You can succeed. ?

  • Tip

    Exactly...In that business you have to have a VERY THICK SKIN!! Just ask Eminem!! He had a lot to prove. Being white in a black dominated field I would imagine is very hard. But if you have skills and Most of ALL ...DETERMINATION...You can succeed. ?

  • 1/8

    Young people have poor impulse control. Sometimes, silence is golden.

  • 1/8

    Young people have poor impulse control. Sometimes, silence is golden.

  • 1/8

    Young people have poor impulse control. Sometimes, silence is golden.

  • the guest

    Yep. In a nutshell.

  • the guest

    Yep. In a nutshell.

  • the guest

    Yep. In a nutshell.

  • Renay Peters

    Basically!

  • Renay Peters

    Basically!

  • Renay Peters

    Basically!

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Stfu #oe

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Stfu #oe

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Stfu #oe

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Miss Jia used to post her stuff before she blew up and I didn't see it then and couldn't find it now.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Miss Jia used to post her stuff before she blew up and I didn't see it then and couldn't find it now.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Miss Jia used to post her stuff before she blew up and I didn't see it then and couldn't find it now.

  • lomo

    See this is exactly why when black people reach a certain level of success and have a big enough platform to share the light with others, they should try to help the undiscovered blacks who are working hard to get into the business. We NEVER do! We NEVER take the time to notice that THEY rarely EVER let US in their business or lane. Why do we always find the need to have to help them. Iggys azzz sucked! Her own people dropped her from the label and saw back then she didn't REALLY HAVE what it took. But here comes Ole Ti writing her songs, bigging her up, begging US to accept her and now that he got her where she always wanted to be... she reminds him of his ROLE and how he is still just a ninja to her that doesn't deserve a pow wow, or outing over drinks to thank him for what he's done. Nope just her whit pasty, rich azzz (now bc of him) to kiss! I keep praying that black people wise up...but everyday I'm losing hope. Help your own FIRST! THEY have THEIR own who will definitely help them!!! Wise up!

  • Jackie Byrd

    Thank God T.I. came to his senses.

  • Lolalao

    Basically! He knows they like that great white hype.

  • ramosyo

    Possum looking self with butt injections!!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Things are slipping in her world why she would make these lengthy comments to defend they relationship. But, she had distanced herself and didn't expect him to go public with it because he does collect checks. Since he has no input in her career decisions, and she's currently not blowing up the charts, why should he stay connected. Like Lady Gaga did when she thought she had made it, and Tony Bennett saved her career to some extent. But, Iggy needs another Fancy hit...it can happen...

  • Traci404

    Q-Tip schooled her, and everybody came after her .
    Instead of chillin and appreciating T.I. Running interference for her, she thought it was cool to keep talking sh*t.

    As he said, if I step in front and start catching bullets for you, when i say run (to get away), dont stand around making sure they keep shooting at us.

    T.I. Could only cover for her so long. And yes, he is going shut up and keep his checks coming in. He ain't stupid.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :ghost:
    Hot tears.

  • Buttercup

    Nan!!! I <3 you. Try to come font with us some times.

  • Blake James

    In other words, TI has already made all the money he is ever gonna make from you.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    After I came out of my stupor, I laughed forever.

  • NMusic

    One thing I dont like about Iggy is that she feels like she has to respond to everything. Be quiet sometimes. I will say though she will benefit more from parting ways with TI. There are people in the industry who can help her cast a wider net (globally) than TI ever could. The cancellation of her tour was a sign something was wrong. There's no reason why an artist with as much exposure and hype as she had couldn't mouth a headlining tour.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Boo! I will try to do better. My workload turns up around this time of year in prep for merit increases in Jan, so some days I have to actually work during these 8 hours (the nerve!) Lol! :hugs:

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ICE BREAKER CRYSTAL BLUE LIKE THE CRYSTALS INSIDE THE MINTS HAHA

  • MocaPretty

    When The Checks Stop Coming....

  • Erin Giselle

    I think that's the problem with her compared to eminem though. Eminem had true lyricist skills that were respected in the hip hop community. As entertaining and catchy as iggy rhymes were, there wasn't that raw lyricist talent in her...at least it wasn't shown. Yes, there are many blacks who put out garbage everyday, and we complain about it but silently give them a silent pass bc they are a part of the community hip hop was built on. Iggy was not a part of the community hip hop was built on, nor does she respect and honor it...BIG PROBLEM. Eminem always gave respect for the most part , plus no one can deny he has true rap skills. He could battle rap with the best! Although, I hate white people who hate rap, that act like Eminem is the great white hope...he's good but he's NOT the best LOL! :-)

  • chappedlippz

    She so lost....smh

  • lovelygamour

    theres a difference in usa black and other black people. that's why so many come to America. they say we need to open our minds yet they have to come here to get a fair chance. hummm.

  • lovelygamour

    Brittany told them in song years ago, "if you feeling froggy leap, I aint even trying to see" and "you may listen but I don't have to".

  • lovelygamour

    banks held in there and now....

  • lovelygamour

    exposure and hits are two different things. they wanted to do an arena tour. if they would have thought smaller she could've sold some seats. just not as many as they would've like.

  • lovelygamour

    im not a fan of hers and he lost me over her but this is the best thing shes ever written. she gave him credit but said she is doing her own thing now. its suppose to work like that. lil wayne told nicki and drake that. I think he still writes for them.

  • Tip

    I couldn't have said better if I tried!!

  • ShawnToe

    She aint makin me any money bihh what i need a extra mouth to feed ~~~TI

  • Monica

    Lmmfpao ur crazy

  • I love to gossip

    All she is. Is a white Charlie Baltimore

  • James Boogie Madison Ellis

    T.I. cut his losses and moved on. She mad lol