T.I. believes he needs to redeem himself after the debacle of dealing with Iggy Azalea. In an interview with The Root that came out on Wednesday, T.I. admits that he is one the search for a new female artist, who is bigger, and better than Iggy Azalea so that he can right his wrong in the blunder with his former artist. He believes that his relationship with Iggy has left a bad stain on his own legacy as an executive in the music industry.
“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” Tip said to The Root. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] a [music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
T.I. is so desperate to find another Iggy Azalea he is teaming up with Chance The Rapper and Cardi B to launch a Netflix show called Rhythm+Flow. The show is expected to feature the three rappers as judges who are set out to find the best MC in cities all across the country. A rap American Idol so to speak.
T.I. disassociating with Iggy shouldn’t really come as a surprise, the two haven’t worked together in several years since she cut all ties with him and Grand Hustle in 2015.
Iggy Azalea got wind of T.I. calling her a blunder, and felt the need to remind him, that there’s a list of blunder’s he has made.
She deleted the tweet shortly after, and didn’t offer any further explanation
Tip first recruited the Aussie spitta to his imprint in 2011 shortly after she dropped her debut mixtape, Ignorant Art.