(AllHipHop News) Tip “T.I.” Harris helped introduce Australian rapper Iggy Azalea to an American audience. Before achieving mainstream success with “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX, Iggy got a co-sign from her Grand Hustle boss.
However, Azalea soon became the target of Hip Hop heads and Black Twitter after dismissive comments about the culture were met with condemnation. The New Classic album creator quickly went from chart-topper to persona non grata.
After first defending Iggy against the backlash, Tip eventually severed his business and musical ties with Azalea. It appears T.I. now looks back at the time of their collaborative efforts as a stain on his career.
“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” said Harris. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] a [music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
Azalea found out about what her former mentor had to say, and she did not leave his statement unanswered. The 29-year-old recording artist jumped on Twitter to respond to Tip in a now-deleted tweet.
“Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmaooooooooo. Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you,” posted Iggy. She later added, “The tea I could spill on what bullsh*t 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.”
Since parting ways with the Rhythm + Flow star, Azalea has been unable to chart another Top 40 single. Her 2019 independent LP, In My Defense, only peaked at #50 on the Billboard 200.