By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rapper T.I. is the artist who helped Iggy Azalea launch her rap career, but the up and coming female rapper has been getting lots of backlash from the Hip Hop community because many have labeled her as a culture vulture.
T.I. is fed up with the criticism of his new artist and he thinks it’s all hogwash.
He tells Complex News:
“That pisses me off. 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 sh*t 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.”
What the f-ck is he talking about? Does this idiot not understand there are racist people in Australia? I’m not saying Iggy is racist but his comments are dumb as hell.
This. That part made me chuckle.
I wish Tip would read a book or two before acting all knowledgeable and sh-t. The Aborigines have been discriminated against, and been the victims of racism in Australia for centiries. Why doesn’t Tip take his ignorent, illiterate a-s there and tell those folks that the whites in Australia were just joking. FOH!
*centuries* and *ignorant*
He’s always saying dumb stuff.
When did racism become just an American thing?
lmao y’all let him feel deep.
I guess he forgot about Iggy’s old tweets. But whatever. He has to cape for his meal ticket. I get it.
She’s not signed with him anymore. She left him like two years ago. So he’s basically wearing a cape for free. Iggy wasn’t about to let a black man make money off of her if she could help it.
Free caping? That’s a damn shame.
People are just speaking the truth. Iggy’s rap accent is troubling and she’s making money off the black culture. She’s not the first and she won’t be the last.
LOL. I like Tip. I just find it hilarious when he tries to sound intelligent because he always ends up sounding dumb.
“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.”
If TI doesn’t sit his new black a-s down. Iggy is doing just fine even though most of us can see she’s just another untalented culture vulture mocking what many of her black counterparts have done with more success. Chick only dropped one album that didn’t even sell well and already Forbes said she runs Hip Hop. Same thing with Macklemore. They don’t even have to be in the game long, but because they are white they succeed faster than most black artists do. That is the point TI’s dumb a-s doesn’t understand. Whites can never be oppressed, not even in Hip Hop.
“Whites can never be oppressed, not even in Hip Hop.” *standing ovation*
Someone needs to throw a few history books at TI. His ignorance is embarrassing.
LOL. And a dictionary too because he’s always using the wrong words and making words up as he goes along.
So he’s never been to Australia before? Australia is very racist. He needs to do the education.
Why hasn’t he defended his wife this hard?
“Who died and made you the emperor of Egypt?”—- Did he mean Pharaoh? :-/
These new blacks just keep revealing their true colors. I love it because it makes it so easy to weed them out.
I think it’s time for him to stop trying to defend Iggy. He’s only hurting himself. She can succeed without the black support. He can’t.
I’m pretty sure Australia is probably more racist than America at this point.
Yeah, it’s time to be quiet TI.
When will he go this hard for Tiny though? Every interview he does he defends Iggy and says not a thing about Tiny.
After reading this, I’m glad I’m getting drunk tonight.
He’s so disappointing.
Really Tip? Iggy appropriated black culture, and you helped her, so sit your cheating, jiving, ignorant a-s down. By the way, ask the blacks in Australia whether racism is only an “American thing”…I’m sure they’d beg to differ.
This bish called herself the runaway slave master in one of her raps…is he serious?
What in the sellout hell?
Tiny needs to come get her man. He’s sounds so ignorant right now. Now will Iggy ever defend him this hard? I seriously doubt it. Tiny will though and he doesn’t say anything about her in his interviews unless it’s to promote their reality show.
What was he saying? Did he say he is coming for whoever has something to say about this lil white chick. Everybody ain’t Floyd the next time he runs up on someone they might give him get a full serving.
T.I. needs to shut his mouth ASAP (pun intended).
He’s too old to be this dumb.
Egypt had emperors? Racism is an American thing? Has he not heard of the Aboriginal people of Australia? TI can have several seats and while he sitting, he needs to pick up a history book or two. Smh. The ignorance I’m seeing here isn’t funny, sh*t is sad.