Iggy Azalea Speaks On Choosing Grand Hustle Over Interscope, Hip Hop In Australia & More

Iggy Azalea says T.I. approached her the day before she planned on signing with Interscope Records.

During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Australian rapper/model Iggy Azalea spoke more in-depth on signing with T.I. and Grand Hustle and choosing not to take her talents to Interscope Records.

According to Iggy Azalea she was approached by T.I. the day before she was to sign with Interscope and after testing the waters with T.I. and Grand Hustle for about a month or so she finally decided to sign with the rapper

“T.I. he actually called my management up and said that he wanted to meet me and have a conversation,” said Iggy Azalea in a video posted on XclusivesZone.net. “And he was in L.A. I was supposed to go sign my deal with Interscope the next day. So my managers were like ‘No harm can come from this right?’ Wrong. So I went and he was like ‘Hey, what do you think about waving the Grand Hustle flag?’ And I said ‘Well who the hell is on Grand Hustle anymore anyway?’ That’s what I said to him…Well, he basically said me, B.o.B, and OMG Girlz…So I said ‘I don’t know, I don’t have an executive producer why don’t you fill in that spot for now and we’ll see.’”

Iggy Azalea explained that although she did choose to sign with T.I. up until a few days ago she was still managed by Interscope. The rapper went on to state that being managed by Interscope became a conflict of interest and that was the reasoning behind choosing new management.

“And when I didn’t sign to Interscope to me that became a conflict of interest because I felt like I wasn’t really a priority anymore…I need somebody that’s just focused on me,” Iggy Azalea explained.

The rapper also touched on not receiving much of a reception from those in Australia where she says Hip Hop becomes “lost” compared to other genres like dance and indie rock.

“I don’t know. I don’t think they love me too much cause I never hear from anybody over there. Rappers aren’t that popular over there. It’s really electronic dance music that’s popular. Indie rock and then rap is really lost,” said the rapper.

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51 Comments

  • Dox

    Don't hear from anyone in Australia? That probably because EVERYONE in the Australian hip hop scene hates your dumb, slutty ass. You misrepresent us terribly, you're not Australian, you may as well me American. DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE" co sign. who is this bitch anyway?

  • Tim

    Don't hear from anyone in Australia? That probably because EVERYONE in the Australian hip hop scene hates your dumb, slutty ass. You misrepresent us terribly, you're not Australian, you may as well me American. DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE

  • Anonymous

    triple co-sign man , thats wassup , check mine OJ DA JUICEMAN (super lyrical) LIL B GUCCI FLOCKAAAA

  • So Icy Boi!

    damn this one of the trillest niggas out there. This biatch can reall spit some dope ass rhymes. i think hes got a tighter flow then biggie and pac. i mean them two are pretty old. you's cant fuck with these young cats. drizzy, biebs should do a best of both worlds!!! damn. my top 5 is real these days WEEZY DA GOD ROSS DA BOSS DRIZZY TYGA tyg Bieber YMCMB OVOXO MMG BELIEB YOLO til you GOYO

    • Tay

      ^^^^^^^^ DON'T FORGET YOUNG JEEZY EMINEM MEEK MILL LMAO fuck all of these bitches wanna know what REAL Hip Hop is listen to Rakim KRS or Big Pun.

  • Anonymous

    B.O.B couldnt sell shit with Taylor Swift on the hook, Tip's last one barely went gold and got shit on everywhere, not exactly the company I would have picked but good luck regardless

  • Anonymous

    dj diggz: she sucks and where is australia is that somewhere in florida ? never heard of it ^ I know you thought you were being comical, but you made yourself look like a total imbecile. You basically said you have never seen a map before and have never been anywhere in your life. Moving along to the article, I can see why she went with Grand Hustle. Regardless if you like TI or not, he can walk in certain doors that her and her management couldn't, and she's said more than once that Interscope really wasn't going to help her.

  • anonymous

    she only has like 4 songs. her mixtape was a disappointment and her best song was just a cover of a Kendrick Lamar song before I even knew it was a Kendrick song she was cover/remixing bar for bar. her voice sucks. she seems fake and forced. im glad interscope dropped her so fast because that means we wont have to hear her forced on the Radio and TV. nobody fucks with Grand Hustle anymore lol. interscope has the power to put the wackest artist on tv or radio if they feel it will make money so im glad shes not affialted. i want her to fail so that way a femcee who deserves attention gets a shot at fame. only thirsty niggas and corny white girls anticipate anything from this chick to behonest

    • Anonymous

      "i never see people ooooo i like this song for its meaning for lyrics and such. its always comments on her having a nice ass" ^ sounds like Nicki and as of today Iggy has a song up on here and TI has two verses. I just wanted to point out that you were wrong about nobody f_cking with Grand Hustle and only thirsty nigg_s are anticipating her music, because you were one of them thirsty nigg_s. Be cool.

    • anonymous

      of course people are checking for T.I. and BOB. I dont know who else is on that label. and yeah i first anticipating it when i heard that drugs freestyle which turned out to be a cover of Kendricks Detox song. I thought the mixtape would have more hard beats and lyrics not a bunch of wannabe gangster pimp trash with repetitive content. there was nothing on that tape that stood out. after that and the latest songs she drop and seeing she got the xxl cover over Azealia Banks and Honey Cocaine the two hottest new femcees makes me want her to fail. at this point only only thirsty niggas and corny white girls are still checking for her. i never see people ooooo i like this song for its meaning for lyrics and such. its always comments on her having a nice ass

    • Anonymous

      "nobody fucks with Grand Hustle anymore lol" ^ TI has been getting all types of placements with different people like Ross, Wayne, Pharrell, Yelawolf, Future, Trey Songz, Jeezy, Drama, Killer Mike, Sean Kingston, KRIT, Meek Mill, 2Chainz. He has BoB so......you're WRONG. Industry people are checking for him and units are being sold. "only thirsty niggas and corny white girls anticipate anything from this chick to behonest" ^ BUT....YOU said......: "she only has like 4 songs. her mixtape was a disappointment and her best song was just a cover of a Kendrick Lamar song before I even knew it was a Kendrick song she was cover/remixing bar for bar. her voice sucks." ^ if it was a DISAPPOINTMENT, you were ANTICIPATING something.....but you already said you want her to fail...why can't that other femcee make their own moves without someone else having to fail? There's enough room for BOTH.

  • Anonymous

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  • BlazinSkull

    The reason she is not getting no reception from her homeland is because no one really likes her. I mean c'mon you're from Australia and your rapping with an American Accent, she doesn't even have no relationship with the states. She just your average sell out. And hip hop in the aussy land is big and quite respectable, she just chattin' rubbish, because she knows no from her homeland really likes her.

    • Tim

      damn right mate, no one over hear likes her at all. In fact, the whole industry strongly hates this bitch

  • Anonymous

    "Well who the hell is on Grand Hustle anymore anyway?" lolz

  • fedm

    The Hip Hop scene in Australia is dope.

  • Anonymous

    Has she never heard of Hilltop Hoods, Bliss N Eso, 360, Drapht...... They all have platinum and gold albums in aus. She gets no love over here in aus cause her music is fucking wack.

  • Anonymous

    so she threw away a record deal so that t.i. could get his hands in her pockets and take some of her bread

  • dj diggz

    she sucks and where is australia is that somewhere in florida ? never heard of it

    • Anonymous

      Ignorant Americans. You idiots don't realize it, but people mostly hate your country all over the world.

    • Anonymous

      it's a far off prison colony.. i wouldn't worry about it, nothing of note has ever originated from there.

  • Johnny

    I have licked Iggy's butthole and let me say that it is quite tasty.

  • sam uk

    Grand Hustle.... LOL. Has she actually released any fucking music yet?? See all these bullshit tid-bit stories about her, obviously she is gonna suck big time, but i just wanna laugh at one of her tracks. AUSSIE DRONGO!

  • So Icy Boi!

    I wish I wuz white cuz I wanna marry Iggy.... awww. damn I stick to Lil Wayne. YMCMB swag

  • BLACK

    HI IGGY AZALEA - I WOULD LIKE TO KISS YOUR SOFT LIPS AND TASTE YOUR CHERRY POP

  • supa don

    SHE IS TALKING SHIT!!!! HIP HOP IS LARGE OVER THERE. THERE ARE ACTS WITH PLATINUM SELLING ALBUMS, TOURS ALL OVER THE GLOBE THE SCENE IS BOOMING! SHE IS JUST SAYING THIS SHIT BECAUSE SHE GETS NO LOVE FROM THE AUSSIES COS SHE FAKES THE FUNK!!! IF SHE REPPED PROPERLY SHE WOULD GET ALOT MORE LOVE IM SURE. THAT ACCENT IS WAACCK!!!

  • Anonymous

    your such a stupid bitch

  • $onny Rene

    wtf is she talking about? Maybe you get no love from us Aussie because your music is garbage. Hip Hop is becoming more and more popular in Australia.

  • Anonymous

    FEMCEE AYNJEWL FAYCC (Angel Face) SHOWS HER PASSION TO PURSUE PRESENTING SELF-MADE MEDIA TO FANS. After showing her face in the clouds with To The Sky (music video), Aynjewl Faycc pans her pride with YouTube sensation Passion To Pursue. This twenty-two year old pulls all assets to provide a base for her arts; she says she will not let money or lack of equipment hold her back. At ground level, you can only go up, states femcee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87oSPOPOmC4

  • Anonymous

    Iggy ..... Will You Marry Me ?

  • ChunDer

    I've been a big fan of aussie hip-hop since the early 90's and seen it change from a very grass roots scene (Def Wish Cast were originators) to today where it has mainstream support. Back in the early 90's, you would have been lucky to get 50 people at a hip-hop show. These days every man and his dog are into Aussie hip-hop, but for good reason. The artist are sick, peep Hilltop Hoods, Pez, 360, Koolism, Muph & Plutonic. We have our own breed of hip-hop. It is definitely Austarlian, sounds Aussie and has its own stlye. Check it out. I've never heard of this biatch but she sounds real wack. Not surprised signing with T.I. He sucks balls.

  • Danny

    I have been listening to rap since late 80's and the reason we don't like your music back home is because it is absoulute garbage.

  • markisillmatic

    Im sorry Iggy but that comment about Australia was complete bullshit. Hilltop Hoods an Australian bred hip hop group have gone 4x platinum and sellout 3000 cap rooms and 360 an australian rap artist is now on 400,000 fans on facebook and has multi platinum releases, selling out venues all over Australia. And btw SUPAFEST is one of Australias biggest festivals and is rap / rnb orientated. WTF are you on bitch, Australia does care about hiphop but you are tryna brush off every thing about being aussie cause you a fake arse american accent rapping bitch with no talent BOOM!

  • j

    Bitch don't know shit about Australia, should stop calling herself Australian, Because there is a massive Hip-Hop fan base here, just not towards the Aussie Hip-hop scene which is terrible.

    • Anonymous

      Nope australian hip-hop is shit, I come from Australia and even the aus hip-hop records that make it to radio are so fucking bad. To be honest, all australians have this fucked up flow and accent it makes it so hard to listen to, especially when you've heard all the greats like Biggie, Pac, Nas, Jay and Em do their shit.

    • Anonymous

      Aussie Hip Hop scene ain't terrible at all. The fuck do you listen to?

    • Stefan Restuccia

      I agree man but I do like chill out hip hop

  • Jay Daniels

    she needs to stop closing the door on us through the media. there's a big hip-hop culture over here, we all follow the american scene, why the fuck you think supafest was so big? I don't know where she's coming from. sure dance is popular but our charts play the same shit the usa do. not to mention theres so many kids out here who rap trying to make it big.

  • Burmy

    How does she get along with Xtaci? (Grand Hustles femcee duo which has been signed for seven years and not been given so much as a promo single).

  • Anonymous

    Iggy is a legit artist but that decision was very questionable. Interscope is rebuilding and on its way up. You have a ceiling at Grand Hustle.

  • murdock

    I dont even know who she is and getting signedisnt even about shit anymore anyway...put out dope music fuck the rest

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  • Anonymous

    Hey! wait a minute. You can't just recreate your story. Now she is choosing Hustle OVER Interscope? Thats the story now?

  • Anonymous

    Its funny to see these majors try to promote mind numbing rap over seas so they dont catch on to the good conscious rap that is spreading over seas, cause I know thats what you fuckers are trying to do lol. To late fags Lowkey, Logic, Akala, And Mic Righteous are already bigger in the UK then any other wack artist you could promote so you lost that one and I already know a lot of people in Australia are real Hip Hop heads so just give it up.

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