(AllHipHop News) “She’s still rich,” answered Hustle Gang boss T.I. when questioned about how protégé Iggy Azalea is doing. In recent months, the “Fancy” performer has been facing public backlash for cancelling her “Great Escape” tour, posting perceived homophobic tweets, winning Hip Hop awards, and appropriating Black culture.
T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris were interviewed by The Breakfast Club this week, and the Atlanta rapper addressed Iggy’s tough time of late. After unabashedly standing up for the newcomer in the past, T.I. appeared to take a more tough love type of approach with Iggy this time.
“It was going to be something. If it wasn’t the slip ups she’s experiencing now, it would have been something else,” said Tip. “At least she don’t do drugs and go to jail. So right now what we’re dealing with – I feel like with the amount of fame and reward that comes from it, you gotta kind of suck this up.”
When asked if he feels if Iggy can “bounce back” from her recent troubles, T.I. replied, “I think that she’s the determining factor on that. As long as she is still passionate about making music, and as long as she still gives 100% to her fans and the people who come out to see her, then I think the answer to that is absolutely.”
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Watch T.I. and Tiny’s interview below.