June 22, 2014


T.I. Prefers Iggy Azalea Praise Over Azealia Banks Shade

"Who the hell is that?!"

That would be T.I.'s response as soon as Vibe brought up Azealia Banks on the red carpet at the Think Like A Man Too premiere the other night. There's been a lot of venom passing between the rappers lately: Banks insulted T.I.'s wife, Tiny, after he dropped "No Mediocre" with Iggy Azalea. T.I., in turn, responded by saying he'd "chew" Banks' "throat off [her] neck" and that he'd "end" her if she mentions his wife again. Instead of perpetuating the trash talking, T.I. brushed off Vibe by ignoring Banks' name--and he took the opportunity to rave about Iggy Azalea instead.

"I don't know who the hell you talkin' about. I know Iggy Azalea. She's phenomenal. 1, 2 and 3 on iTunes, all credited to Iggy Azalea, man. I mean, her efforts, her energy, her super stardom. I saw it years ago, and you guys are now catching up to my opinions, so congratulations for that. For real, man, she works hard. She goes hard. She has an incredible vision for what she wants her artistry to be. I think that alone is enough to celebrate."

Can't fault the man for turning a negative comment into a totally positive endorsement of one of his favorite artists--especially when the artist in question is the amazing Iggy.