A few weeks back, when Australian up-and-comer Iggy Azalea became the first woman to land on a spot on XXL’s Freshman Class cover, fellow emerging flower rapper Azealia Banks hopped on Twitter to voice her disapproval. (“How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a ‘runaway slave master?’” went one complaint. Azalea has since apologized for that lyric.) Iggy got asked about the beef during a joint Grand Hustle interview with T.I., and she was fairly diplomatic: “You have to work to have your own achievement, with all due respect.” But T.I. noticed there was a microphone in front of his face and decided to weigh in, claiming he’d never heard “212” and then adding, “Strategically, if she really cares about a freshman cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshman cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman.” Then Azealia called him corny on Twitter. This is probably not over yet!
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