T.I. and Iggy Azalea are bumping heads yet again after he admitted that signing her was the “biggest blunder” of his career. Implying she employed several ghostwriters and exposed herself as an untalented rapper, T.I. let the insults fly during a recent interview on The Breakfast Club.
While sitting down with Charlamagne Tha God, T.I was asked to explain why he said Iggy Azalea was the biggest mistake of his career. Stopping to clarify the original question that prompted his response, T.I said he was asked: “What in your career do you think you still have to accomplish?” T.I remarked he needed to introduce another female rapper to “undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea”, to which Charlamagne asked why she was regarded as such.
Believing she had great potential, T.I. said things went left when Iggy began acting differently. “When she found out white people liked her and she didn’t really need Black people to like her anymore, she switched up.” Feeling less proud of the budding artist, he said Iggy’s decisions were erratic and jeopardized his reputation in the rap community. Stating she was “arrogant”, T.I believed her energy simply led others to distance themselves from her professionally and fans to be less supportive of her work. Once news of T.I.’s comments reached Iggy, she clapped back in a series of since-deleted tweets.
“I don’t bring your ass up, NO ONE is asking about you”
Thinking the Grand Hustle exec was attempting to take too much credit for her rise in 2014, Iggy responded. Stating, “When will this guy shut up,” Iggy took issue with T.I’s attempt to approximate himself with her success. Limiting his work to the making of “100”, a song featured on her debut, Iggy said T.I. was not a part of the creative or executive process on the album. She continued by blasting him for continuously “speaking out of his a**hole” in public and private forums to discredit her ability.
Before ending her rant, Iggy spilled a bit of tea on T.I. interrupting a studio session. Recalling he “randomly” walked into her session at Paramount in 2017, Iggy says T.I. begged her to come back to Hustle Gang. Furious at the intrusion, Iggy says she blocked his number and had to change her recording location the next day. Implying he did very little to boost artists signed to his label, Iggy said: “Please move on and speak about artists you are (hopefully) actually helping, and stop trying to bring me up for relevance.” The two have not formally done business together since 2015.
DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands
Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.
Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden.
During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room.
“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”
While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected.
We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that!
Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults
It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden.
Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”
In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.
Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”
Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:
The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.
Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.
Wendy Williams Believes Nicki Minaj Damaged Her Brand By Marrying Kenneth Petty
We all know Wendy Williams is not one to hold her tongue during “Hot Topics.” Tuesday’s episode was no different as she addressed the recent headlines regarding Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty. During the segment, Williams discussed Petty’s current legal issues, which include a recent arrest for failure to register as a sex offender in the state of California. After briefing the audience on what transpired over the last few days, Williams pretty much implied that Minaj damaged her brand by marrying a convicted attempted rapist and murderer.
“You should’ve never married him, because now you’ve ruined everything about what your brand could be, again,” according to Williams. “You’re never gonna stand a chance when you’re with a man who pulls a knife at rape point … a molester … a registered sex offender. You’re never going to stand a chance with John Q. Public. Because there’s only one thing worse than touching children and pulling knives, and that’s murder. By the way, he did go to jail for manslaughter.” Williams then instructed her staff to “get to digging.”
According to TMZ , 41-year old Petty has officially taken care of the matter by registering as a sex offender following his arrest on federal charges for violating California’s Megan’s Law. However, that won’t keep Williams from dishing on the topic as she vowed to address it further on Wednesday’s show.
Petty’s sex offender status is connected to his 1995 conviction of first-degree attempted rape for which he served a four year sentence. In addition to the 1995 conviction, Petty also served time for manslaughter in connection with a shooting in New York in 2002. He was released from prison in 2013.
While some feel Williams should remain silent on the matter following the abrupt end of her marriage to ex-husband Kevin Hunter, others feel like its all fair in love and entertainment.
What are your thoughts? Should Williams be the one to voice her concerns regarding Minaj’s marriage? Has Nicki damaged her brand?