Iggy Azalea

EXCLUSIVE: Iggy Azalea Sets the Record Straight On Her Grand Hustle Deal And Split From Interscope


(AllHipHop News) Iggy Azalea has had quite a year and is showing no signs of slowing down. From her YouTube hits “P*ssy” and “My World” attracting a lot of attention in late 2011, to the release of her Ignorant Art EP which helped the Australian femcee land a spot on XXL’s Freshman Class cover in March, to her affiliation and signing with T.I. and Grand Hustle, the 22-year-old beauty just keeps it moving.

Despite all of the accolades, Iggy still has detractors to prove wrong, and she’s more than up for the challenge. With her second release, Glory EP, set to drop before the end of July, she’s still hard at work on her upcoming debut album, The New Classic.

The New Classic was set to be Iggy’s major label debut with Interscope Records, who she signed to back in late January in a joint venture deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle. In the months since her signing, rumors and reports suggested that she had been dropped from the label and that when T.I. had classified her as a “free-agent,” that she had severed ties with the Grammy Award-winning rapper.

Not the case according to Iggy who told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive interview that while she is no longer with Interscope, all is well with her and Tip and she is still 150 percent a part of his Grand Hustle label and Hustle Gang movement. At the end of the day, according to her, “business is just business.”

As she waits to settle an offer to distribute her debut album, Iggy has continued to work both The New Classic and Glory EP, which will be arriving first to hold fans over until Classic is released later this year.

Check out AllHipHop.com’s exclusive interview with Iggy Azalea below:

Come back next week for more of our interview with Iggy!

  • Lion King

    Interscope didn’t know what to do with an Australian white girl trying to rap with a southern accent.

  • ENOBARIASTEETH

    she is a joke and a waste of money

  • Her window is closing fast.  She better make a hit or start filling out some applications.

    • baseforyourfase

      think you got iggy confused with kreayshawn

      • Detroit Chick

        naw he right, they both suck

  • baseforyourfase

    the hate is exoected but this girl has talent and if the king of the south believes in her then i do too and she looks gooood!

    • ccwaterbound32

      it’s obvious you DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SOUTHERN HIP HOP it just sounds to me you only like T.I because of the size of his bank account i mean seriously how do you start out in the game being a “thug rapper” blatently saying you will kill cops and rob dudes and sell dope and just thug all day long without a care in the world and then get into a gangsta ass situation and don’t deal with it like A TRUE GANGSTER SUPPOSED TO? ……pimp c said it best “how we start is how we finish and i ain’t gotta expose these dudes because they stay exposing theyself.” dude  T.I aint no king of the south he king of Atlanta georgia if he king of the south then that means he rules Louisiana (which i just so happen to be from) and i aint never seen this dude walk my block before. not to mention the king of the south would either be DJ screw or James Prince from Houston Texas because Texas really was the first southern market to kick the doors down for everybody else to even get any kind of shine so uh uh he aint no king and far as i can tell he got dethroned after dealing with that snitch alfamega doing a crimestoppers comercial and his lil gun charge which he beat MYSTERIOUSLY (not to mention dude was a 7 time felon from what i gather getting busted with sub machine guns with silencer attachments.)…..as far as iggy azealia is concerned…ARE YOU FOR REAL? she sucks harder than a dyson vacum cleaner and those things suck pretty damn hard in them commercials. so not to give a long winded response but i just had to clear that lil issue up because it’s just too much fake s*it being promoted and somebody gotta say the real.

      • Detroit Chick

        lmmfao! So true though

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  • ladynamor

    tranny

  • Man too much gossip column not enough making hits.  Get out their and push that music girl stop answering the voices and make something for the cheers. 

  • rep87

    This chick has no talent and AHH need to stop taking up space with this trash

  • Jahb1911

    It’s bad enough she is a white female rapper which is a tuff platform in itself. But that album title NEW CLASSIC? You just setting yourself up to fail. Let the people call it a classic love..

    • huh ohhh she white and a female fukk outta here shyt they get best of both worlds 

    • Jahb1911

      Best of both worlds? WHAT WHITE FEMALE RAPPER IN THE HISTORY OF HIPHOP HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL? Uhh none homey. when you white in hiphop, you have to be super nice, EXAMPLE, EMINEM.. If eminem was lil b no one was buying his records. Being white or not, dre or no dre.. It’s harder for them in hiphop, not like the real world where they do have the best of both worlds…

  • Dejah Fortune

    problem is artist are signing and getting signed to fast before they develop naturally, she should be grinding for another year, doing collabs and indie tours

    • exactly they used have developing b4 the artist was thrown in the spotlight shyt is so fucked up now

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  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    There is no such thing as a “youtube hit”.  You can pay for likes and plays. Same with twitter followers. All that online stuff is fake.  Ctrl-R my nigga.

    Also, if you are a real fan, you don’t need to be “held over” with no free music. You just wait for the album and then you pay for it to support the artist that you are a fan of. These days, people got it messed up. All this free music killed hip hop.

    And they say TI begged Jimmy Iovine to get down with Iggy. Well, now TI is all she has lol. Let’s see what TI does without the machine.

    • free music killed hip hop really lol noo this commericial shyt of hip hop killed it and these unrapping non talented mothafuckas killed it etc so much more 2 name if your a artist then selling ya music isnt the main thing on youyr mind its putting out good music

  • atlantahiphopshop

    why is this story on here? tip aint even claiming her anymore. this chick is all hype no substance, period. try another one.

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