Tuesday, 23 December 2014

T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Fires Back and Slams Rapper


"The more, the merrier" certainly does not apply in the feud between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks.

After Q-Tip weighed in on the hip-hop artists' on-going feud over the past weekend, T.I. decided to lend his opinion on the matter, which essentially favored Iggy over the "212" rapper. The Paperwork artist took to Twitter like everybody else to voice his thoughts, and posted a series of tweets that examined the history of hip-hop, Iggy's place in it and even the cultural phenomenon of "white people" earning their place in the genre.

"...white people who were inspired by our culture allowed ME TO SEE, that not all white people out to steal our culture.." he writes, adding, "There are some that merely wish to contribute to it. And I'd be less than ME if I didn't say that... If WE don't allow u guys the same... ...rights & respect we KNOW WE DESERVE in other areas of humanity... WE'RE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES. AND THATS NOT HIP HOP!!!!"

But Azealia didn't appreciate the open-mindedness of the "Dead and Gone" rapper, who also has collaborated with Iggy on "No Mediocre." She took to the social medium once more to slam the rapper for sticking up for her nemesis, writing, "@Tip This rant reeks of thesaurus and bamboozlement."

Ouch.

The feud began last week when Iggy responded to an interview Azealia gave to Hot 97. The Harlem native told the radio show that artists such as Iggy and Macklemore are negatively infringing on the hip-hop culture.

"In this country, whenever it comes to our things -- like black issues, or black politics, or black music, or whatever -- there's always this undercurrent of kind of like a 'F-k you,'" she said. "There's always a, 'F-k y'all n--as; y'all don't really own sh-, y'all don't have sh-.'"

After that, Iggy and Azealia entered a back-and-forth Twitter war. Unfortunately for the "Fancy" artist, hackers have now threatened to release an alleged sex tape if she doesn't publicly apologize to Azealia and the protestors of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

"MESSAGE: @IGGYAZALEA, you have exactly 48 hours from now to release a statement apologizing to @AzealiaBanks and the protesters in NYC..." one of the tweets captured by Vulture read. "You are guilty of misappropriating black culture, insulting peaceful protesters, and making light of Eric Garner's death. @IGGYAZALEA"

Another tweet read, "There's an X rated tape of you, we bet you'd certainly don't want public, are we right? @IGGYAZALEA....and this is nothing. Comply or else."

The account has since been suspended by Twitter.

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