T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea & Says Not All White People Are Out To Steal From Hip Hop Culture

12.22.14 4 years ago 9 Comments

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Yes @IGGYAZALEA @QtipTheAbstract all these facts are true. This is useful info to absorb as U find yourself in da midst of several people. who U may not share many things in common with besides #HipHop. Understanding the plight assists U in knowing how to accept,respect…& live in harmony even without a boatload of similarities. 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**t” mentality. Now as difficult as this is to believe…. We think all white people who do our s**t 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..

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!!!!

So in a nutshell, absorb da info…apply it where most useful,and above all KEEP SHINING,FOLLOW YOUR HEART,& STAY TRUE TO WHO U ARE!!! I know u don’t deserve all da negative s**t that comes your way. But like I’ve told u before, it just kinda comes wit da territory…When u gain so much positive attn SO FAST! It all balances out. I know u been broke,hungry & disgusted before,so I know u know just like I do. It COULD BE A LOT WORSE. If dis all U gotta put up wit/sacrifice to earn our very above average lifestyles..

T.I.

T.I. responded to the lesson Q-Tip had for Iggy with some tweets today. His main point was that not all white people are out to steal from the Hip Hop culture. Are people too hard on Iggy Azalea?

Iggy responds below.

Thanks lupe and will iam what you guys said was really nice and i appreciate it. Most people learn every and anything they can about the subjects they are passionate about, I’m no different. I find it patronizing to assume i have no knowledge of something I’m influenced by, but I’ve also grown up with strangers assuming that. So its completely fine and I’m used to it by now. i don’t lose any sleep over it. I’m also not going to sit on twitter & play hip hop squares with strangers to somehow prove i deserve to be a fan of or influenced by hip hop. I would have to be an idiot or incredibly bored to think that would change anyones already cemented opinion of me. I’m neither. How you feel about me blending musical genres together doesn’t bother me, no one is making you support or buy pop rap albums. It’s entirely up to you what you support and are interested in, thanks if you are interested in me and enjoy my music. i love to hear that! Now, if you guys don’t mind… I’m on my christmas break enjoying it with people i actually KNOW…. in REAL life. you should do the same. It’s the most magical time of year and be it a slow news week… it still seems a waste to spend it aimlessly trolling my account. merrrrrrrryyyyyyyy chrissstttttttmmaaassssssssss! see ya in the new year! peace and love! xoxoxo.
Iggy Azalea

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