T.I. Denies Rumors He’s a Ghostwriter for Iggy Azalea
By Marissa G. Muller
While some people have thought that’s been the case since Azalea signed to T.I.’s imprint back in 2012 – where she released her Glory EP before signing to Island for her major label debut The New Classic – it didn’t receive much attention until Nicki Minaj may or may not have called out the rapper during this year’s BET Awards. (The pair has reportedly since made amends.)
Now T.I. is attempting to put the rumors to rest, at least on his end.
“I mean, I ain’t no ghostwriter,” the rapper and label head said claimed in a video interview for Bijou Star. “Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she presents to the world her own way. I couldn’t write a lot of the s–t she say, you know? I couldn’t put her thoughts into words as articulate as she does. You know what I’m saying? She just has a different way of presenting herself and her art.
“So, I mean — now don’t get me wrong, everybody in the studio helps with hooks and certain things like that. That goes for me and any of the other top five rappers, performers; you want the best ideas.”
Azalea has been jabbed with reports of her inauthenticity especially since “Fancy,” her No. 1 song in the U.S. up until last week, started climbing the charts. Though she performs in a predominantly black-dominated genre, Azalea is white and Australian, having moved to the United States when she was 16.