T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea After Q-Tip Gives Her a Hip-Hop History Lesson
T.I. has come to Iggy Azalea's defense once again. After Q-Tip decided Iggy needed to be educated on hip-hop and its history via Twitter over the weekend, the Grand Hustle leader decided to speak up since the 'Fancy' rhymer has remained silent.
On Sunday evening, T.I. chose Twitter as the method of communication to respond to Q-Tip. He begins by respecting Q-Tip's argument, stating, "Yes @IGGYAZALEA @QtipTheAbstract all these facts are true. This is useful info to absorb as U find yourself in da midst of several people."
The Atlanta rapper then goes on to stress the importance that not all white people are culture vultures, attempting to appropriate black culture, and that Q-Tip needs to see the difference. "Also what I think my big Bruh kinda left out is that OUR people (blacks in America,& HIPHOP) have had much less qualified White People come along & manipulate our culture for their own pers gain. This lead to an almost incoherent overly defensive, paranoid sense of 'All White People Wanna Steal Our S---' mentality."
He continues by stating, "Now as difficult as this is to believe.... We think all white people who do our s---...gotta kiss our ass or we don't like em!!! 'Dey shady!!!' (Lol No pun intended) But me knowing U,Eminem,and a handful of other...gotta kiss our ass or we don't like em!!! "Dey shady!!!" (Lol No pun intended) But me knowing U,Eminem,and a handful of other (just so happen to be) white people who were inspired by our culture allowed ME TO SEE, that not all white people out to steal our culture."
T.I. stresses that both sides are being hypocrites if rights and respect are acknowledged. "There are some that merely wish to contribute to it. And I'd be less than ME if I didn't say that... If WE don't allow u guys the same...rights & respect we KNOW WE DESERVE in other areas of humanity... WE'RE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES. AND THATS NOT HIP HOP!!!!"
Iggy Azalea, who is usually vocal on social media when it comes to issues involving her brand and music, has yet to address Q-Tip's initial sentiments.
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