T.I. Says Iggy Azalea Criticism "Pisses Me Off"

"I'ma ride with her," T.I. says. "So, ya'll go ahead. Anybody got a problem with it just know it gon' be one 'cause I'm coming."

With his Paperwork: The Motion Picture album still on the way, T.I. spoke with Complex News about collaborating with Young Thug and Pharrell executive producing his next release. He also talked about his own reactions to criticism leveraged at Iggy Azalea.

Detailing his loyalty for Azalea, Tip claimed that allegations of Azalea being racist are unfounded.

“That pisses me off,” he said of the “Fancy” star’s detractors. “Simply because they don’t have any real substantial grounds. ‘I don’t like them.’ Why? ‘Just ‘cause.’ What you mean just ‘cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? Who died and made you the emperor of Egypt? That kind of shit and then the things that they accuse her of, like the racist stuff. That’s not even her. That’s not even in her. Me knowing her, knowing where she comes from—for real, the whole racist thing, that’s American—we forget, she’s not American. So the whole Black, white, color divided thing, it isn’t a part of her DNA like it is here in America. It’s just ignorant to me. In this day and age, to be a race of people who are demanding equality and speaking out on injustices and wanting to be treating fairly, to stand up and do the exact same thing in opposite to someone unwarranted for no reason, it’s hypocritical. I’ma ride with her. So, ya’ll go ahead. Anybody got a problem with it just know, it gon’ be one ‘cause I’m coming.”

During the sit-down, T.I. also explained the lessons he’s learned from Pharrell who is executive producing Paperwork.  

“Man, just how to dare to be different,” he said. “Pharrell constantly reminds me that the most brilliant ideas of humanity always were laughed at in the beginning. He recites quotes like this: ‘They laugh at me for being different, I laugh at them for being the same.’ You know what I’m saying? Pharrell say stuff like that. It’s like, ‘Hell yeah, what am I thinking?’ Like with the hat. He just walks in, matter of fact. Before he wore it on TV or anywhere.”

Speaking on another pair of outliers in Hip Hop, T.I. also broke down his thoughts on the influence of OutKast, calling the duo “our Rolling Stones" and part of the "upper echelon of Hip Hop."

“I think OutKast showed us how to make a music—like how to put bands in studios and not compromise," he said. "Before then as far as I can remember, all I can remember is drum machines, scratches, beat-boxes. I don’t really remember things that were as musical. The whole Drake thing, they was doing that then. He’s a product of that. Cee-Lo Green I think was the first Drake ‘cause Cee-Lo was singing before Dre was, before 3000 was. That was the introduction. That kind of led the way, paved the way, for a lot of cats who we see right now who have taken the blueprint and found their own way to apply it and master it. But I think it started from things like that.”

 

155 Comments

  • torr

    TI is one dumbass house nigga!

  • 420NUGS

    Pretty sure they had Slavery, racism, and an Apartheid system in Australia too T.I......but nice try

  • SouthernLady

    He spent most of his career disrespecting black women, disrespecting his WIFE, and not he's mad that black folks don't take to kindly to CULTURE VULTURES? PLEASE STOP....

  • KelzCT

    Weirdo Music? Really.. its okay for niggas to be whack now as long as they are getting money

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  • Anonymous

    Funny thing is he said this stupid shit in his fake intellectual voice Smart dumb nigga is what we call your frail ass "I got a plethora of hits" smh nigga get the fuck outta here

    • Anonymous

      the smart nigga knows he is dumb.

    • A

      you stupid bitch. if you ain't legitimately dumb then you're a fake. you're advocating fakes. authenticity is always more important than the unreliable metric of intellect that changes and contorts itself to the subjective opinion of the fag like you who is touting it. so fuck you.

    • Professor

      Why is it a fake intellectual voice? Why isn't that his real voice and the thuggish voice a fake one? Being able to adapt to your surroundings and handle yourself on different levels is a sign of intelligence. Its like a brawler in boxing, who is one dimensional....getting upset with a skilled boxer who can move around. Raise yourself up there Bro.

  • Fuck Bankhead

    Sometimes I wish t.i would have got murked instead of big phil. I swear he could have been on of the goats after king but everything after that has been wack and this nigga has been acting like a clown ever since

  • Born Justice

    His (white) bosses helped get him out of his prison time, and now it's time for payback. They told TI: "you gonna take this (white) bitch around and stamp her." T.I. been parading around this (white) bitch more than any artist he had signed himself (R.I.P. Doe B).

    • Anonymous

      lol that nigga doe b never got as much shine as b.o.b or piggy azalea

    • ETK

      this right here is part of the problem as to why black people are always gonna be at odds and why we'll never improve. you just went up and assumed every single mofucka above Tip is white, just cause Iggy is white and making bank. sellin niggas short before you even looked at the facts. Tip pushed B.o.B heavy hard too when his first album dropped and Bobby had all those no.1 singles round the world. stupid ass

    • Prof

      That chick has #1 hits! How did you conveniently leave that out???? She is the biggest selling artist on Grand Hustle right now, bar none. Money talks and that bs walks. Youre worried about her being white and he is worried about the green. Which thinking makes a man more successful? C'mon man. Damn. This is 2014. You need to be thinking like that. About your money, not about somebody's color and what they are doing. Unbelievable!

  • Anonymous

    This almost sounds as foolish as when Whoopi said "Canadians have a different meaning for the N word"

  • Anonymous

    "shes not American. So the whole Black, white, color divided thing, it isnt a part of her DNA" Didn't this bitch call herself a slave master in one of her songs??? lmao

  • Anonymous

    what happened to keeping it real?

  • Anonymous

    HiphopDX is run by racist motherfuckers who only screen comments that offend whites while allowing any anti-black jargon to go on unpunished. Only Culture Vultures support this sight....

    • Anonymous

      ^^ No it didn't. I know where he's coming from, but still... he should expect those kind of comments.

    • Anonymous

      "Son... you're on a HIP HOP website, of course you're gonna see anti-white comments. Go to kkkdotcom if you want to see some anti black shit" OP's comment went ova ya head

    • Anonymous

      site not sight

    • Anonymous

      Son... you're on a HIP HOP website, of course you're gonna see anti-white comments. Go to kkkdotcom if you want to see some anti black shit

  • Anonymous

    Im from Australia and iggy helps 3oh a lot with our community

  • tskizzle

    IGGY= WORST FEMALE RAPPER EVER HANDS DOWN

  • tskizzle

    Ti takes a loss for messing with iggy and being married to a man looking woman straight up,

  • Anonymous

    T.I is the real T.Iny, dude is a fuckin midget,lol.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj is what you call a real lyricist...

  • Anonymous

    First and foremost. Fuck TI. If his lyrics were said by a white guy in black face you would be ready to kill him. Secondly. Every modern music genre has been stolen from black people. Jazz, RnB, Rock, House and now rap. Thanks for helping with that TI. What more could you do to hurt the music genre that has given you your life. You already tell black people to kill each other, be proud to sell drugs and fuck up your community. Oh yeah. Women are ho's strippers and bitches. I would expect nothing less of you than to find a no talent white chick and help put her on. I'm just waiting for the day you wipe off the black face.

    • drizzy!

      Sorry, SHUT THE FUCK UP! My bad.

    • drizzy!

      House music orginated in Chicago and yes most of the early "big" house records were crafted by Black dudes from the midwest. Clearly you don't know shit about house music, so please shut the fuck the up.

    • Anonymous

      House music was most defiantly not created by blacks, fucking idiot.

    • Anonymous

      This is a fatal dart. To me Iggy is harmless, but yes brothers like TI and what the industry is doing forcing her on us is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed and we need to stay vocal about it. I've read these Australians say she's a fake for the past few years we've known about her, so it shouldn't be any reason why people can't see the pawn being moved on the chess board and there's a bigger game going on.

  • OZ Dogg

    I'm from Australia and we find her wack as hell. No one in Australia can understand why she is so popular. She definitely does not represent aussie hip hop. BTW, there are a lot of good Aussie hip hop acts that have been around for a long time and rap with Aussie accents. We're from here so why wouldn't we use our real accents?? Check out Hilltop Hoods, Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Pegz...just a few real Aussie hip hop acts.

    • Anonymous

      iggy doesnt rap about being hood. so idk y everyones calling her fake. theres so many rappers that rap in different voices then the one they speak with. you people are dumb ass hell. shes doin her thang. u dont like her music then dont bump her shit end of story.

    • Anonymous

      She is from mullumbimby, in Australia, which is about as far from the ghetto and her image in rap videos as you could possibly imagine. It's a small, laid back, friendly hippy town.

    • OZ Dogg

      Kelly if you define what is 'good' hip-hop by what sells lots of records, good for you. In Australia, we have our own hip-hop scene and great artists. They might not be commercially successful in the US but what does that matter?? At least they are authentic. They are real, whereas Iggy is a fake.

    • Anonymous

      Aussie Hip-Hop is shit and so is Iggy

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the Outback Steakhouse

    • Kelly

      Yeah and they are only known in Australia haha. She came here to the USA to basically go to rap school to get to the roots of rap music and learn from the people (black people) who create rap music. I applaud her for that. Aussie hip hop is not good in my opinion. It will only be famous there as well.

    • Anonymous

      None of the niggas you mentioned are black, what's up with that? Aboriginals don't fuck with Hip Hop?

  • Smokey

    I think Tip need to learn some history himself. Australians are racist as fuck, Their indigenous population are 1)Black/Dark Colored and 2) have been persecuted since the British showed up.

    • Anonymous

      "the increasing amount of incidents of white people cussing out other ethnicities on buses " JAJAJAJAJAJAJJAAJ

    • sabs

      You can tell by the minority of interracial couples in Australia that they're racist. Not to mention the increasing amount of incidents of white people cussing out other ethnicities on buses etc. Plus Tony Abbott (the Prime Minister) has just amended the racial discrimination act to, in a sense, allow "racial slurs" without punishment... how is that not-racist?

    • OZ Dogg

      You're a nob. Aussie's are no more racist than anywhere else. Retard.

  • QB

    T.I is mad ignorant if he doesn't know how racist Australia has been to the Aborigines. The argument that she somehow can't be racist because she's not American is just dumb..

    • Anonymous

      there is mos definitely ghetto white dudes that hang around all blacks, some of them are now famous white rappers...

    • Anonymous

      "every ghetto white dude that hangs around all black people and every ghetto white girl that dates black dudes only." These people you mentioned don't exist. Both white boys and girls hanging around niggas are just spoiled suburban brats trying to look hard. The average ghetto peckerwood hates everything non-white.

    • Anonymous

      "As black people we should love the fact that she's embracing rap music and black culture rather than her being against it." ^ Kelly..... how is her rapping also embracing Black culture? Fvcking and being around brothers doesn't mean she's embracing any part or information about our culture. I have yet to hear her speak on the community or round table with us beyond her handlers or her men. And seriously, what I parenthesized id something you need way more knowledge on. That naivety can be your downfall. You don't just let anybody in your home because of a smile and some affiliation, do you?

    • T.I

      Kelly do you swallow

    • Kelly

      Yeah I forgot to mention that she dated A$AP Rocky and that she's currently dating Nick Young haha. As black people we should love the fact that she's embracing rap music and black culture rather than her being against it. There are bigger things in the world to be concerned about other than an Australian girl who's been in America in the South rapping for the past 8 1/2 years. I have friends who've lived in Australia for 2 years and have Australian accents when they speak now. We absorb the environments we're around. Hence the quote, "you become who you have around the most!"

    • Anonymous

      he would have been better off bringing up all the black guys she fucks like nick young and asap rocky

    • Kelly

      If she's racist then so is every ghetto white dude that hangs around all black people and every ghetto white girl that dates black dudes only.

  • Real Talk

    Nick Young is a lucky lucky man. She's so damn fine.

  • Anonymous

    What do you get when you take the whitest Australian thot on earth n combine that wit some all purpose flour n mix it together witta 1/2 cup of cream n a 1/2 cup of the snap movement n then add a little dash of Paris Hilton purposelessness n sprinkle some Soulja Boy lack of talent flakes in there plus a scoop of Kim Kardashian artificial ass injection formula in n give it a mangled country accent n stir it in a big bowl n dump that shit on a cookie sheet n bake it at 350 degrees for 2 hrs n take it out n let it borrow the fuck outta Gwen Stefani's biggest hit to make what 14 yr old future strippers gon eventually turn into the #1 song in the country? You get the worst thing to happen to rap since Lil Wayne started signin his own artists aka Iggy Azalea

  • The Sponsor

    If it quacks like a duck, must be a duck. 1. She uses a fake black voice to rap. 2. She claims, falsely, to keep it real. 3. She's from Australia, one of the most racist countries on Earth. 4. She's gradually reducing her booty shots, now that she's getting famous.

    • NubianKing

      I'm not retarded I know everything about darfur Sudan is my country you ignorant little shit. I know about the ethnic cleansing. These so called arabs you talk about are as black as the ace of spades and they are also evil fucking dumbasses.They Kill and rape because the Darfurians near Chad are a different tribe who don't speak arabic even though they are both black. Just like the one drop rule in america I guess the one drop rule of arab blood negates the predominantly african blood huh? Fucking retard. By that Double standard your homeboy drake is Just Jewish not black at all.

    • drizzy!

      You're joking right? DARFUR ANYONE?!? That's why Sudan had to split into two countries. You know that Arabs having been committing genocide against all non-arabs for years. A quick Google search will provide you with some info, MORON!

    • NubianKing

      @drizzy! sudan is black you dumb fuck it means land of the blacks the racism there is tribal nothing to do with skin colour. GTFO.

    • drizzy!

      I did comprehend. Australia was one of the first countries in the world to make multiculturalism an official government policy and put it in their constitution...second after Canada I believe. Regardless of how the White majority act towards you, you have way more legal protections in place to challenge racism than most countries in the world. That's not to say that many of White majority aren't racists, cause they are, but again their government does way more to encourage and support diversity than most "Western Nations" including the good old US of A.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Learn to read and comprehend. OP said "one of the most racist countries", not "the most racist country".

    • drizzy!

      There are plenty of countries more racist than Australia. Try being Black in Eastern Europe, Sudan, Israel or China.

  • IROC

    Lay down with trailor trash female dog and this is what you get disrespect Tip

  • Paul

    Lost all respect for TI, man that dude must invested all his money on that girl, SMH

    • Anonymous

      I have this theory that "Kelly" is actually Iggy Azalea

    • Kelly

      She's signed to Def Jam, so TI doesn't have an investment in her. He's her mentor and he discovered her when she was still making mix tapes and trying to make it.

  • Gymo

    Sorry T.I. but I think she's a racist, how do you explain her past boyfriend was black and her present boyfriend is black - She's a racist against white people.

  • Anonymous

    no shit shes not american..so why does she rap like a black girl

    • Tapeworm

      damn there's some dumb motherfuckers on this site

    • Sam Sneed

      Being black is an American thing, dark toned africans do not considered themselves black and do not think very highly of black people for whatever reason.

    • Anonymous

      Well, Slick Rick is a UK rapper who moved to New York with his family when he was 12. When he started rapping with Doug E. Fresh, did he all of a sudden get a stereotypical NY accent? Nope, still had the British accent and still does today. Rapping in an Aussie accent might not sound good to some people, but it would sure be unique. Iggy's southern voice sounds forced as hell.

    • Kelly

      She's lived in America for close to 9 years now and most of that time she's lived in Miami, Houston and Atlanta (primarily Atlanta). How the hell do you people expect her to sound when she raps. She's been rapping since she was 14 years old and she's always sound like that when she rapped. Rapping in an Australian accent doesn't sound good. Most American's that keep bringing up the fact that UK rappers don't lose their accents...well the UK isn't Australia. They also aren't based in America and haven't lived here close to 9 years.

    • Anonymous

      ACtually all these wierd ass voices you hear in aMerican Rap is them tryin to sound like Euro rap.... Shits done Changed Homies Iggy sounds like those Euro rap females.

    • Anonymous

      Only americans are black?

    • Anonymous

      i never heard a black girl that sounds like that

  • Anonymous

    Devin the Dude was singing before Cee Lo.

  • Real Talk

    Does it make me homosexual because all I think about it penis & butthole? I keep a picture of a dick in my pocket just in case I need to look at one, it really helps with the urges, am I a queer?

    • gloatboat

      I like to think of fucking jesus christ, if he did exist which he don't. but imagine how good that sex would be with his long hair and pair white skin.. i love that homeless man look it turns me on and makes my pussy wet, i love the homeless look and the smell they let off so I'm sure jesus fits right in with that and all the other sand monkeys in the middle east.

    • Christ Bearer

      If you need any help with that, hit me up. I've been down that road before.

    • Gymo

      No you're not, now what you should do instead of a picture, you need to put your dick in your pocket, any sharp instrument will help you do that.

  • Gymo

    The accountant says: Iggy and Em will make more money from the Rap game than any other Rapper because in America out of 318 million people only 35 million are black so Iggy and Em will always have a larger market. Even Kanye have more white fans then black fans. - It's not about like, (that's high school)it's about the money people.

    • georgel

      Dr dre sold 10 million, snoop sold tons on doggy style, mc hammer sold tons and he sucks. u can't use eminem cause he's white, yes he is white but he also is incredibly talented and his lyrics are the best i have heard and if u deny that then u are blind

    • Anonymous

      get real. the top 5 richest rap stars all happen to be african american so miss me with that. iggy will have no longevity.

  • Anonymous

    them type of niggaz represent the culture 50 cent and Tip

  • Anonymous

    Tip says racism is an American thing so it some how excludes her. Did you actually go to high school???

    • Anonymous

      what do you call 50 Aborigines rolling down a hill? AN ABOLANCHE!

    • Gymo

      The aborigines people are the blacks of Australia and their greatest problem over the years have been white Australians trying to adopt away their children from their communes. So they accuse the whites of stealing their children. Their other problem is that their communities are not properly funded because the Australian government want them to leave the "Outback" and migrate to the cities and white towns, but they don't want to live with the whites.

    • Anonymous

      nah tip aint go to school

  • Malcolm X

    This nigga selling out hard..worse then Jay-Z

  • Anonymous

    we need this money

  • Tropic Thunder

    "You're Australian! Be Australian!"

  • Real Talk

    I've finally realize u white people just come to these message boards just to argue. The article could read "Drake took a shit" and some how some way u wud find a way to argue about it... Hahah white people take this L

  • Anonymous

    Iggy is trash, so is young thug, suck it up TI, fuck hopefully he disspears soon too, tired of hearing his whiny ass everyday in a new article, bitching about something

  • Anonymous

    shes his cashcow. He HAS to stand by her

  • murdock

    oh my he's gonna be the one thats coming....who cares like you're some scary dude baahaaaa gtfoh herb!!

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  • Anonymous

    this might be tipsters best selling album yet, he has singles with a white australian female rapper and another with rap's first out of the closet homosexual thug.

  • Anonymous

    australians are mad racist #reltalk

  • Negronymous

    where my real niggas at? where my real niggas at?

  • Misa

    Clearly he isn't aware that people in Australia (where Iggy is from) are just as racist. In fact, they are even more outspoken about it. After all they did have a white Australia policy for a long time.

    • Anonymous

      He/she didn't say the whole country was racist... They said "they're more outspoken about it". Please pick up a book. And fast, Kelly.

    • Kelly

      I don't think the entire country is racist as I have friends who live there, however Iggy has said that she was made fun of in Australia because she loves rap music and wanted to become a rapper. She came to America to make it when she was 16 years old. Her song Work talks about that journey.

    • Anonymous

      there are racist people everywhere in the world but it doesnt make an entire country more racist than the other.

  • Anonymous

    dat wigga ho is straigh trash

  • Gbeg

    I don't know this white broad and I don't care much for T.I. either. But he just showed how dumb he is by saying: I dont like them. Why? Just cause. What you mean just cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? The first thing he did was jugding other people by saying he doesn't like them. Besides that, music is all personal judgement so yes we are going to judge you and your peers, dumbass (which is my judgement).

    • Gbeg

      Haha this is some funny shit. You go off on my bit which just says judging is a normal human trait, yet you all judge me in your lame ass pieces as well. Take a look in the mirror and see the truth.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn't say retarded, just another programmed mentality that doesn't realize they're conditioned to do that silly ass sh*t like it's a rite of passage in life. If there was no gossip networks (due to Reagan's deregulation of TV) or if it was still like it used to be, the gutter tabloid news that was considered sh!tty journalism liked by lonely and crazy women who are dysfunctional in society, Gbeg would have a completely different train of thought. This is how deep media programming is and how it affects this generation.

    • Anonymous

      "Public/famous people will get judged no mather what, it comes with the job" ^ and this is the problem "just 'cause" they're famous and people have an "opinion" and internet connection doesn't mean that you have to judge every single thing and weigh in on every single issue some celeb has. That's why we have so much sensitive commentary about what color suit a president is wearing, why someone's kid's hair isn't a certain way, who's dress looks better, who looks good on a diet, who may be on drugs or pregnant, who got plastic surgery, who looks a certain way w/o makeup, who's cheating on their partner, who's gay, I can keep going. Just a bunch of judgment's on a bunch of bvllshit. And just like you're saying, it's some type of entitlement to be judgmental and scrutinize someone "just because" they're popular. You can easily pay it no attention and concentrate on your own life. That's a human trait too.

    • Wow

      Damn, you're retarded. Is this Floyd?

    • Gbeg

      Judgements are often made without any factual grounds, its a natural instinct we have. Public/famous people will get judged no mather what, it comes with the job. And just because he says people don't like her for no reason doesn't mean that is true, for example I have seen people saying they don't like her music. It is just logical some people will like her music and other don't. Some will enjoy her appearence and others won't. He's been in the spotslights for long enough to have realised this. He is complaining without any reason as well.

    • Anonymous

      Look at the punctuation of the sentence. Simply because they dont have any real substantial grounds. I dont like them. Why? Just cause. What you mean just cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? Who died and made you the emperor of Egypt?"

    • Anonymous

      He was mocking what people are saying about Iggy and himself, he wasn't talking about not liking them.

  • Anonymous

    you brought in a new trend and people know about white supremacy, you can't push corniness to people and expect them not to react. Simply put you've grabbed onto a growing trend, meal ticket i don't see it as a musical experiment.

  • Anonymous

    Who dat who dat W-I-GG-ER. Wigger Azalea lol Can't stand her ass

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  • Hustle Gang

    "Fancy" went triple platinum and "No Mediocre" charted in 12 different countries and went 1 in Germany. "Paper Work: The Motion Picture" is going to be another classic album for the King. #HustleGang #Winning

  • DAMN

    I thought the nigga dropped Iggy, she's wack as fuck doesn't matter what colour she is, white, pink, green or purple.

    • Anonymous

      She's not on grand hustle anymore but i'm sure he still owns her publishing or at least of piece of everything she does

  • Anonymous

    Of course it pisses TIPster off. That's his new meal ticket.

  • Anonymous

    what does Bruthadee think about this?

    • Anonymous

      so the whole team is getting money off of her and you're winning? LOL go get a life you lame

    • Anonymous

      "Fancy" went triple platinum and "No Mediocre" charted in 12 different countries and went 1 in Germany. "Paper Work: The Motion Picture" is going to be another classic album for the King. #HustleGang #Winning

  • Fuck Bankhead

    This nigga got a plethora of hits

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