Iggy Azalea Clears Up Label Confusion, Says Interscope Won't Distribute Debut

Iggy Azalea clears the air on her label shenanigans and reveals that Interscope won't be distributing her debut LP.

After her Grand Hustle boss T.I. called her a "free agent" in an interview last month, fans have been wondering whether Iggy Azalea's major label recording career had hit a speed bump. Now, in a recent interview with AllHipHop, the Australian femcee explains her current label situation.

Iggy Azalea explained that what Tip meant with his comment was that that she was free to sign a distribution deal, not that she had been dropped by Grand Hustle. In reality, she said she's parted ways with Interscope as a distributor because Grand Hustle and Interscope were unable to settle on a deal that pleased all the parties involved.

"I'm with Grand Hustle and I can distribute my album through whatever major I'd like to when I'm ready to do that, and I guess that's what Tip meant when he said I'm a free agent," she said. "People misconstrued that and thought it meant that I not with Grand Hustle…I don't have a distribution deal, so I'm free to sign with whatever major in conjunction with Grand Hustle, which is what was originally going to be happening with me, Grand Hustle and Interscope, and we didn't agree on [a specific deal] but when I'm ready I can."

She went on, saying, "We had an agreement [with Interscope], and Tip and Grand Hustle weren't a part of it, and when they came along and we tried to restructure things differently, pieces of the pie get cut up differently and sometimes, people aren't happy with their piece of the pie. So it was a little bit of that and it was a little bit of feeling a little bit misunderstood by the type of artist I'd to be and the type of artist they perhaps had in mind for me."

Check out the full interview below.

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15 Comments

  • Anonymous

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  • Violator

    This chick's accent makes me thirsty lol

  • G

    What an idiot...Why would you leave a MAJOR LABEL for a shitty little imprint that another rapper owns?? Are you serious? How did T.I. even become apart of this girls career?? There's no reason for the two to even be affiliated. I can tell she's very naive to just let a dude into her pockets like that...He even got her to leave the REAL label she was signed to for him....She's about to get a rude awakening when she finds out T.I. isn't as hot as he used to be, and his name holds no weight...I doubt she will be able to get whatever distribution she wants too...She will probably end up on Atlantic, produce a dud, get dropped, then complain about how T.I. fucked up here career, very soon.

    • Anonymous

      Artist development isn't included with a press and distribution deal. Her signing a modeling deal is better than having Interscope press about 15-25 thousand copies of music that she would only get 2-6 cents per unit and pay for a couple of internet posts and say they did their best. Grand Hustle is building her brand.

  • Makon

    Who cares. Put out your fuckin music. This chick has pushed her EP back four times. All she do is push shit back over and over and set dates for shit that she's just gon cancel at the last minute without tellin nobody. Only reason people lettin her pass is bc she's pretty.

  • BLACK

    HEY BABE... MY DICK IS READY TO DISTRIBUTE ALL INSIDE YOU.

  • Anonymous

    YO I'LL MARRY THIS CHICK!! WHAT UP IGGY???

  • Anonymous

    sexy ass , needs to come out with a sex tape and quit rap

  • malc

    *Ad-Rock voice* mmmmmmmmDROOOOPED!!!!!

  • Burmy

    I will ask you AGAIN, Tip...HOW COME Xtaci (a MUCH BETTER femcee duo) has been signed to Grand Hustle for SEVEN YEARS now and you still have given them NOT EVEN a PROMO SINGLE, but this wannabe just gets "on" last year and you throw out the RED CARPET for her?!

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      Slurp slurp, choke, slurp, choke, slurp. This wack bitch was sucking his dick right, and the rap duo wasn't willing to do that, so he put them on the shelf for a few years..

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ clears the air on HIS label situations, damn hhdx are u saying this bitch is a man?

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