News: Iggy Azalea Calls Out Jerks Covering Her T.I., Grand Hustle Status

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 7:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea continues to let loose on bloggers this week, now taking aim at those calling her a former affiliate to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label.

Calling the bloggers jerks, Iggy reaffirmed her status alongside Tip.

"It would be really nice if blogs would stop reporting that I'm not a part of grand hustle, because Iam. Jerks.," she tweeted March 6th. (Iggy Azalea's Twitter)

In January, Azalea talked about not always taking T.I.'s advice in regard to her music.

"Well he's actually not anymore," Iggy said when asked if Tip is executive producing the LP. "He was going to be, but originally when I was making The New Classic, all the records that I had on Glory were supposed to be for The New Classic, and he executive produced what ended up being Glory. But as I was making it, I felt like, 'This isn't The New Classic; this is something else. It's not the right sound.' Not that it sounded bad, but it wasn't what The New Classic is in my head and he executive produced that and it went good, it was an experience, but after, he said and I said it's better if I just make my own music away because sometimes being around him, it influences the music I make to be a bit too much of a different sound...[it's] not because I don't love, because I love him." (16 Bars TV)

A month prior, Iggy explained why she does not take heed to Tip's direction as much as she once did.

"I don't listen to T.I. ... sorry Tip. I love him to death. It's kind of like a friendship. I rarely ask for his opinion, but if I do and he gives it to me, I consider it but I don't always go with it," Iggy said in an interview. "Most of the time I pass it in the wind. Sometimes he says 'I told you so' and sometimes he says 'I was wrong' and bows down. I kind of do my own thing. I love Grand Hustle and everybody, but you don't really see me with them a lot. And that's not because I don't love them to death it's just that I've always been a bit of the lone ranger." (Hip Hop Hollywood)

In May, Azalea confirmed she did not have a secured record deal in place.

"I wasn't dropped by Interscope," Iggy told XXL moments after her performance in front of a sold-out crowd at SOBs in New York City on Thursday night (May 7). "I'm still managed by [Interscope], but when T.I. came on board and it became a Grand Hustle thing. We were working on restructuring and we worked down to the final deal. There's things that change when other people get involved. For me, I choose my involvement with Tip because that's my family over other things, so I'm thankful that I have him and he can kinda get me out of that situation; now it's just strictly Grand Hustle." (XXL Mag)

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