Rapper T.I. can admit the wrong decisions he’s made throughout his career, including the “blunder” of signing Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
At a recent event in Atlanta in promotion of his new Netflix rap competition show Rhythm + Flow, the Grammy award-winning rapper expressed his regret about his decision to sign Iggy Azalea to his label Grand Hustle label in 2012.
“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” the Grand Hustle Records honcho admitted. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] a [music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”
But despite the former Iggy association, T.I. spoke of how his attendance at the Tyler Perry Studios grand opening was his confirmation that he did something right.
“I did some shit right to be here,” he shared. “I’m my toughest critic and I’m always kind of hard on myself about the times that I had the game eating out the palms of my hands and I fucked up but that was a clear representation that if I had fucked up too bad, I wouldn’t have been in that motherfucking room.”
Once Iggy caught wind of T.I.’s shade, she responded by in a since-deleted tweet saying,
“Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmaooooooooo. Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.”
But T.I. was promoting his new Netflix TV show, Rhythm + Flow. The show is co-hosted by T.I., Chance the Rapper and Cardi B and is the first hip-hop competition show on Netflix. The trio of Grammy award-winning emcees is on the search for the best rappers to compete in L.A which can lead to the upcoming artists getting a showcase in their respective cities. The late great Nipsey Hussle made a guest appearance along with Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Quavo, Big Boi, Snoop, Twista and Royce Da 5’9.
When asked about the number of female competitors on the show, Tip spoke on where new hip hop representation is headed.
“There’s a lot of dope female talent right now in the industry. There’s a lot of dope female talent out there trying to get in the industry,” he explained. “So I think [the show is] a fair representation.”