Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris is ashamed that he agreed to co-sign Iggy Azalea before she dropped her only rap hit “Fancy” in 2014.
Record labels are known to pair popular artists with newcomers to introduce them to a readymade fanbase.
T.I. caught a lot of heat from social media for co-signing the 29-year-old Australian rapper.
Harlem rapper Azealia Banks was among those who criticized T.I. after Iggy called herself a “runaway slave” in a rap song.
But now T.I. is apologizing for helping to legitimize Iggy.
In a promo for his new Netflix competition reality show Rhythm + Flow, the 39-year-old Libra apologized and called Iggy his “biggest blunder.”
“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” he said. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as a music executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball,” he said comparing himself to the NBA icon.
Iggy went awf in response to T.I.’s diss. She called him a “misogynistic a**hole” and threw jabs at T.I.’s current roster of rappers who have yet to see hits.
“Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmaoooooooo,” she wrote. “Tip, Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.”