T.I’s speaks on Iggy’s Forbes controversy
Recently Forbes wrote an article with the headline: “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman”, which made for a lot of controversy, and later it was changed to “Hip-Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”
According to MTV, the editors of the site say they changed the headline “because it did not accurately reflect the content of the piece.”
T.I—who signed the Australian born rapper to his Grand Hustle label in 2012–Iggy Azalea’s mentor, was taken aback by Forbes misleading headline.
“She is running this moment in hip-hop, but to say running [hip-hop]; that’s a very broad statement. Although I feel eventually that is the outcome,” T.I. told MTV News on June 17, when he came to premiere his “No Mediocre” video, which co-stars Azalea.
T.I told MTV in order for one to run “hip-hop” he or she will need longevity, “And although I know she’ll [Iggy Azalea] be here, I don’t think that it’s fair to her as an artist to put that kind of pressure on her day-to-day,” he said.
“Let her work and let her grow and let her build, let her reap all the benefits of her hard work. And then once she has gotten to the place where we all know she will end up, then make the statement,” he continued.
Iggy Azalea is the first hip-hop woman who has two records sitting at number one and number two on The Billboard 100.
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