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Azealia Banks Calls T.I. “Corny” For Defending Iggy Azalea


New jacks taking shots at vets? Cold game. In a recent interview with DJ Drama, T.I. introduced his new “Hustle Gang,” which includes Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea, who made XXL Magazine’s 2012 Freshman cover. Previously, another upcoming female rapper, Azealia Banks, didn’t hesitate to question Azalea’s XXL Freshman selection and also took the Interscope Records artist to task for using the term “slave master” in one of her rhymes.

During his interview with Drama, after questioning the motives of Banks’ commentary, Tip said, “Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that, you know, she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman. Which brings me to my next philosophy, if you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”

Banks then hit Hip-Hop press release central, aka Twitter, to respond to the “Swagger Like Us” rapper, in kind. “Lol I NEVER needed the next ni**a to sit up on a radio show with me and defend me,” tweeted Banks, before eventually adding, “Come on T.I…. Ni**as is not scared of u and whatever Shyte u got to say on some radio show. @tip you corny for that one.

You gotta respect Azealia Banks for sticking to her guns. No pun. But let’s see if the Universal Records signee can drop quality music that matches her Twitter bravado.



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  • Mushdagrt

    Can’t say I’ve listened to ether, but I think I will just to see what all the fuss is about..

  • 2damnfunny

    Not into the beef but love what I’ve heard so far.

    Her flow is sick!

  • Craiglistseller9000

    Hopefully she’s better the corn balls that have the radio on lock right now…can someone get jeane gray a contract so she can put out some albums?

  • Jennifer Otunga

    of course he’s gonna defend that white trash, cause he wanna stay on his ugly,fugly wife good side

  • clinique

    TI is defending his meal ticket. He wants this non-rapping-ass chick to be the next sensational non-rapping-ass chick. In short, he wants to make her the next Nicki Minaj. 

  • Wake Up

    Something is wrong with black men like TI.  They are sellouts.  Do anything for a dollar.