T.I. on the Nicki Minaj vs Iggy Azalea feud: ‘Women can’t get along’

Iggy Azalzea

T.I. is promoting his ninth album, Paperwork, so he’s been doing a few interviews. Before I get to his quotes, a brief refresher would help. T.I. mentors Iggy Azalea and often defends her in the press (with or without success). T.I.’s very loyal to Iggy when it comes to her art, but his attitude towards her interactions with other rap artists feels different.

Iggy has a few high-profile feuds under her “Fancy” belt this year. Nicki Minaj shaded Iggy not once but (possibly) twice. A few weeks ago, Snoop Dogg called Iggy foul names and made fun of her makeup-free pap shots. T.I. reportedly made a phone call to Snoop, who faux-apologized to Iggy.

T.I. spoke with Vibe Vixen for a #CRWN sitdown. Iggy’s feud with Nicki came up in conversation. T.I. also talked with MTV about the Snoop Dogg debacle. T.I. feels like the girlfight was very different than what happened with Snoop. How shocking:

On the Nicki vs. Iggy feud: “Women can’t get along.” He also added that Nicki was jealous because Iggy “took a lot of motherf—ers’ spots.”

On the Snoop vs. Iggy feud: “I didn’t make Snoop do anything. I stepped in when it became a public topic of discussion. When it stopped being between two people and it was being observed by the world, and it was almost like people were tuning in just to see what was happening next. Me and Snoop have a long-standing personal and professional relationship. I have a huge amount of admiration, love and respect for him and for what he’s done for the game — for people like me to be able to do what we do — and when I called him it was a very, very, very cordial, respectful [conversation]. He immediately said he knew what I was calling about and just assured me [that it was] nothing to even worry about. It’s over with. And we started talking about something else immediately.”

[From Vibe Vixen & MTV News]

T.I. believes that Nicki and Iggy couldn’t help but fight because “women can’t get along.” As if women have nothing better to do than roll around in a pit of mud and pull each other’s hair extensions. But Snoop? T.I. respects Snoop. That feud was nothing to worry about because dudes can work it out. What a gross attitude from T.I., but I’m not surprised.

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  1. Anna8 says:

    Doesn’t Nicky have a feud with a couple of girls? I personally think she is jealous, but she should know better. After a while everything shades away.

    • V4Real says:

      One of Nicki’s feuds were with Lil Kim.

      As for the Iggy and Snoop feud, it’s not over. Iggy was asked on TMZ would you ever record with Snoop and she replied “What would you do if you were me.” Snoop was asked the same thing the following day and used lyrics from a rap song that said something like Bitch I ain’t got time for you, I have a trillion things to do.”

      It was also reported that Iggy asked T.I. to call Snoop to see if he would apologize. IMO that’s why I believe his apology wasn’t sincere. Iggy you have to fight your own battles. But Snoop is a 40 something year old man picking on a twenty something year old female. It just doesn’t seem right. Iggy welcome to the rap game.

      • Erinn says:

        I feel like… Iggy and T.I. are a little bit more involved with each other than they should be, given they both have SO’s.

        It’s not his job to call Snoop and tell him to make an apology. Snoop shouldn’t be an asshat, but at the same time, she needs to be a grownup and not have other people take care of this kind of crap for her. Everyone just needs to grow up.

      • Gypsy says:

        That just doesn’t make sense:
        why would Iggy call T.I. to ask Snoop-Clown to apologize, whoever is spreading that is just trying to save Snoop-Clown from being totally humiliated because a girl finally fought back against his misogynistic treatment of women.
        Snoop-Clown went too far and the music Gods told him that he will suffer the financial pain of fighting with a blonde girl, black girls are fine to disrespect but don’t mess with the blondes.
        Iggy ain’t afraid of no Clowns.

    • Detritus says:

      No one said, ‘men just can’t get along’ when the east and west coast rap battles were going strong. Where was TI to generalize then?

  2. Renee says:

    I DO NOT like Nikki Minaj but I think that she has (somewhat) legit reasons for not being a fan of Iggy Azalea. And what about all of the “beefs” that men in hip hop have with each other, including the public beefs that he himself has had with other men??? I CAN’T with this fool, he has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer but this is really too much.

    • Kiddo says:

      Or the beefs where someone ends up being shot?

      • Renee says:

        Whatever are you talking about Kiddo??? That NEVER has happened in the history of the hippity-hop.

      • Frida_K says:

        Come now, Kiddo, let’s not be logical.

        Rather, we should be realistic. We need to add this to the hoary old canard regarding women’t inability to have no-strings-attached physical relationships that Kitten so rightfully pointed out yesterday. Right next to the undeniable home truths regarding how men and women are hard-wired, as I mentioned in response to her comment.

        Yes. We can’t have fun, unencumbered frisky-time, we are hard-wired to go for the silverbacks, to tend and befriend, and to be mothers, AND we can’t get along…there has to be some hair pulling and insulting somewhere in the mix.

        Biological destiny, Kiddo. It is what it is.

      • Mia V. says:

        That’s NOTHING compared to gossip of woman.

      • Artemis says:

        Thiiiiiiiiiiiiissssss!

        T.I. needs to sit his ass DOWN. Female rappers rap and talk shit about each other yes, just like the men but there are always those who take it too far and it ain’t the women.

      • Macey says:

        @ Mia V

        I’ve worked in all male environments for the past 20 yrs and I can tell you men gossip just as much as women. they just do it with fewer words.

      • Wren says:

        @ Macey

        Agreed. And they call it “bullsh*itting”. Heaven forbid you actually call it gossiping, they’ll deny it up and down, but they sure as hell do it. I’ve gotten all my best gossip from dudes.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        @Macey and Wren,

        Ya’ll are telling it like it is! I was the only woman in a construction office for 13 years and let me tell you men gossip continually. Heck, I knew far more about their wives, friends, families, opinions, political leanings etc. then any of them knew about mine!

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t even know what you’re referring to, male rappers have been getting along famously for decades. Only since these darn womenz decided to invade their territory in larger numbers have there been “feuds”. Gosh, why can’t these broads just shoot each other like the men? Hormones I guess.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I know men who have that attitude, and it’s so sexist and stupid. And just flies in the face of reality. Anyone who has worked in the business world will tell you that men don’t always “get along” either. In fact, I remember how disillusioned I was with grown men after I had worked a year or two in my early twenties. I remember thinking “why, they’re just all overgrown babies.” But for some reason, women are “jealous” because we all want the men, so we can’t get along. Oh, F off.

    • Snazzy says:

      Exactly. He needs to STFU

    • OhDear says:

      Drama between men are always justified. Men never gossip,

      /sarcasm

    • Wren says:

      The immaturity and “not getting along” I’ve seen among grown men is astounding. I essentially had to be a messenger between my boss and the head of another department because they simply could not get along to the point of not being able to speak civilly to each other, like a pair of children. The “Tell Jim this” and “Tell Joe that” got to be so irritating I snapped out one day, “Do you want me to pass him a note in study hall?!”

      • I Choose Me says:

        This describes my boss (who is the GM and owner of the company I work for) and his brother, (who’s a shareholder and the Accountant), to a T. Both can be so petty and I’ve been witness to some serious arguments where there was yelling and storming off. And they both rant about each other to me and it’s just f-cking exhausting I tell you.

    • Erinn says:

      That’s where I am right now, GNAT.
      There’s a constant beef between a couple of the guys I work with. And it’s IT nerds. NERDS. Like… they sit there arguing about the most common resolution/what should be used on our designs/builds for sites. We mostly all joke around and poke fun at each other, but between two of them, you can tell it’s not REALLY joking and it just always escalates. Yesterday they were talking about taking it outside, which was followed by a chorus of “hug it out guysss” over our group chat.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      These comments are the golden Truth and I am getting such a kick out of knowing other women identify the “big babies” syndrome! I had a female office assistant for awhile and we actually used to call the guys that every time they behaved that way…..which means one of us would say it on a daily basis!

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    I can’t get along with TI. I know. It’s my fault. Woman.

  5. Kara says:

    Uuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggg. I can’t even.

  6. Linn says:

    Can we make “This is what an idiot looks like” shirts for people like him?

  7. lucy2 says:

    He’s right. I went to my book club dinner last night, 12 women, so of course it ended in an all out brawl. Plates were smashed. Chairs thrown. Obscenities screamed. Children cried. But hey, women right? (MASSIVE EYE ROLL AT TI)

  8. Maya says:

    And men claim that they can get along and it’s only a healthy competition between whole in reality they woukd rather kill each other than admit that they can’t work together.

  9. Someonestolemyname says:

    Nicki seems to have a few fueds with women in music.
    Didnt she Send a maid running out of a house she was renting a few years ago?

    I wonder if this current fued is a manufactured one though?

  10. MsM says:

    Because he gets along so well with Floyd Mayweather … Oh wait. So they must be women, right?

  11. shunty says:

    But let’s reason on it for a moment. T.I has a point. Nicki was jealous. She still might be. There was this article that called Iggy the new queen of rap and Nicki damn near chocked. She tweeted up a storm about someone else taking her place. But had no problem with people saying she took Lil Kim’s place and even called Kim jealous.
    We can pretend T.I ain’t right but he is. Iggy and Snoop’s feud was completely over when he called snoop but you see Iggy and Nicki, nope. One is jealous of the other. Clearly. The industry have never been kind to women so it’s no surprise for Nicki to not get along with Iggy. But if you think it’s not true, take a look at Rihanna’s favourites on twitter. Its basically shade to other women in the industry (Beyoncé etc)
    So yes, while T.I sounds stupid a bit, he’s right. Women don’t get along.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      No. Those women, Nikki and Izzy, don’t get along.
      The rap world for women is very limited and Nikki did not like someone stealing her shine but she is all too happy to steal someone else’s but Lil Kim was done years ago. If Kim was not aware of that she is delusional.

    • Duckie says:

      The article was titled ” Hip Hop is run by a White Australian woman” so I can see why Nicki would get angry. I don’t think Nicki is jealous, she has had many more commercial accomplishments in music, I think she is rightly annoyed by the way the media treated the success of Iggy like the best thing since sliced bread just because she’s a white girl
      who can barely rap.
      That said T.I has to stop stepping in every time Iggy’s name is pronounced and stop acting like he’s so above all the beefs and stop spewing misogyny.

      • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

        Thank-you. He’s just another fool who can’t wait to slander Black women while bending over backwards to protect his precious little lily from their mean and irrational ways. Snoop called her every name under the sun and he can get past that, but a few disapproving statements and it’s all about the catfight? Okay. It doesn’t matter that she’s a raging racist, not to him or to her boyfriend. Stupid. We’ll see how it goes when she has no longer has any use for him.

        And he’s a hypocrite on top of it. But, a bunch of women also swear up and down that women can’t get along, so what you say?

    • Artemis says:

      Iggy and Snoop’s feud is NOT over. The media just stopped reported about it.

      Nicki can call out Iggy as she does write her own material and she (and other black female rappers) never get lauded so quickly for 1 shit song. Th way T.I. also praises her but doesn’t support black rappers is NAGL. They use them because they make more money. I can give you a list of white rappers who were praised into the heavens and then faded in obscurity. Good for Nicki for not taking that bullsh.

      I do agree that Nicki is a jealous person in general and she needs to change that part of herself because she’s OTT sometimes (like the Kim feud).

      Male beefs ended up with murder, how’s that for kindness?

      Rihanna loves Beyoncé, she supports her work, has nice things to say about her. When she performs, Rihanna is dancing to her music. You can see Rihanna backstage with B and J (and the rest of the group) at awards shows (last time was at the VMAs I think). Look it up.

      Also, there are a lot of friendships in the industry (Rihanna-Perry? Taylor Swift-everybody but Perry?) but obviously, who cares when sexist stereotypes need to be reinforced?

      • shunty says:

        Of course rihanna says nice things about B. She’s her boss’ wife. She kinda has to. But not all the time. Like I said, take a look at her favourites. She’s catty. Its full of shade for almost everyone. She doesn’t have to be that.
        Nicki had better ways to handle that stupid billboard article but the things she did came across as jealous. When rihanna was upcoming, everyone called her bajan Beyoncé and said she would overthrow Beyoncé. Even rihanna bought into that hype. Beyoncé said not a thing and instead let her work speak for and they’re both coexisting. Nicki threw shade left, right and centre. She gave a little credence to that statement that ‘women can’t t get along. She made it seem like it should be just her

      • Bridget says:

        @shunty: since when is Nicki Minaj’s behavior a representative for all women?

      • Artemis says:

        @shunty:

        So what is it then? She says nice things or she’s catty? If she does both, how do you know how she really feels? You’re making assumptions based on what you want to be the truth.

        Also, if you follow Rihanna, she’s not just catty, she’s straight-up obnoxious and racist. Even if she would shade B, Jay Z is not going to fire her as she makes him tons of money and she’s not even a good performer/singer/dancer.

      • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

        I’m not going to pretend that I’ve ever heard any songs by Iggy, or Nikki…or T.I., (look, I perform Debussy and listen to Depeche Mode), but even if Nikki represents her interests badly (and incessantly), she has a point about Iggy. I’ve read some the disgusting crap that Iggy’s posted and it seems like THAT crap is all that she CAN do on her own. Doesn’t though and that stupid Billboard article just reinforces what we already knew. You’ve got all of these Black women putting in years of work but they deserve less respect and recognition than Iggy ‘Minstrel Show With One Song’ Azalea? Come on with that. Privilege at its finest. Just clean out the gutters and bring back ‘Push It’. If Nikki weren’t so immature and petty about her displeasure, she would have more people on side because she’s right. She has faced a ton of sexism and has been burned by some of the same people who are currently throwing themselves on swords for this disrespectful Iggy girl. Gee, I wonder why ? Ugh. Take it out, take it, take it out, remove it.

      • jaye says:

        To be fair, it was Lil Kim who started that beef with Nicki.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      And men do? Have you ever been anywhere? Or experienced anything in real life? Or worked in an office? Or a restaurant? Or lived in a neighborhood? Men don’t get along any better than women do. That’s just a sexist, ignorant remark.

  12. smcollins says:

    Idiot. That’s all I’ve got.

  13. Bridget says:

    Thanks very much,T.I.: noted expert on women. I’m glad we just cut to the chase and went to the authority on this one

  14. Gypsy says:

    Snoop had to apologize because he went too far posing with a gun, which indicates physical violence against Iggy. – someone wrote that Snoop better pray nothing happens to Iggy or he could end up doing life in Prison even though he might be innocent.
    1. snoop posted a video begging Nick young to stop his woman from fighting with him
    – Nick Young responded by calling Snoop in effect washed-up old rapper losing .
    2. Snooped posted another video with a gun telling Iggy to stop the fight and Iggy didn’t stop.
    3. T.I. Called snoop and gave Snoop an out and Snoop jumped at it.
    4. Iggy releases a new song mocking Snoop-Lion – with a lion roaring in the background, Iggy says “settle down beech, I ain’t going no where until I get what I want”, LION ROARS AGAIN and Iggy says “It’s Iggy season”.

  15. funcakes says:

    I could give a crap on a cracker about any of these people. In five years they will be distant memory. I WILL NOT SUPPORT THEIR BUFFONERY! ( shout out to tommy lee Jones!)

  16. CHT says:

    I’m so glad the women here have spoken up. I’ve always found it so astounding that women face these stereotypes about “not getting along” or “being emotional” etc… when really, my main experience has been with men who can’t get along or who get too emotional who take things personally and let their egos get in the way. Funny how, historically, people who got to make up the stories always did it in a way that favored them… funny that.

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      Right? I don’t really like speaking in generalities, but men can get angry enough at each other to declare war and waste millions of lives. But you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you, T.I.? Oh, remember how you went to jail for possession of all of those unregistered machine guns and silencers? When you were already a felon? What, were those Valentine’s Day gifts? Looks like you should tend your own garden before making these grand pronouncements, Unparalleled Intellect T.I., Esq.

  17. Zoe says:

    Have all the seats, T.I. I’ll even pull them out for you since chivalry, much like rap feuds, isn’t just for one gender.

  18. wow says:

    He’s right. A lot of women love to tear each other down (just look at comments on any Kate Middleton article) and over such trivial, shallow things. But it’s not just with celebrities, you can come across it on the job or just walking down the street.

    I agree with him. Nikki just seems bothered and extremely pressed over Iggy. You’d think she’d be better than chosing to be catty especially since Lil Kim treated Nikki the same way she is treating Iggy. Its silly and petty.

  19. Lucy says:

    Sexist idiot.

  20. Naddie says:

    They’re all assholes, so they tend to think everyone else is. These two women don’t get along because the only difference between them is the skin color. Both are obnoxious, dumb and obsessed with their own rear.