T.I is tired Iggy Azalea lashing out at any criticism or some other issue that comes her way on social media, saying that his protege needs to shut up and focus on her music just like Tom Brady, who is currently embroiled in the Deflategate scandal.
As ENTmania! reported, Azalea has been in the middle of major feuds last year with fellow rappers Snoop Dogg and Azealia Banks over her style of music and the way she allegedly misappropriates black culture. This week, the Australian rapper responded again to the ‘blaccent’ comments by fellow performers Jill Scott and Eve, who said that they would love to see her perform as an Australian rapper, not as a white girl putting on a black mask.
Also this week, Azalea took to Instagram to blast Steve Madden for using the ‘most disgusting’ and ‘gross’ modelling pictures from the photoshoot she did for a campaign without bothering to get her approval. She later apologized for the ‘drama’ on Instagram, saying that she was upset because the company used photos ‘that I felt weren’t reflective of my vision and direction for the collection.’
Following the Madden outburst, a TMZ cameraman asked T.I if Azalea should be speaking out as often as she does. ‘Absolutely not,’ he replied. ‘I think she should focus on what got her here. That’s her music, her performing. And continue to just present her talents to the world.’
Asked again if Azalea should ‘leave all the drama alone, T.I said, ‘Pretty much, man,’ adding, ‘It’s just like asking Tom Brady if he should be commenting on Deflategate. You know what I’m saying? You should be worried about the big game on Sunday.’
This shift of opinion is significant because it was T.I who defended Azalea during her war of words with Snoop Dogg. What do you think?
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