Thursday, October 23, 2014

T.I. Speaks On His Chat With Snoop Dogg To End ‘Beef’ With Iggy Azalea And Tells Iggy’s Haters To “Kick Rocks" (Video)

We had the chance to check out T.I.’s album listening party for Paperwork, hosted by Hot 97, and as usual, the rapper was quite entertaining. In between playing new tracks from his ninth studio album, T.I. took questions from fans through Ebro Darden about life outside of the music. 

One question that was asked of him was what he said to Snoop Dogg to quell the rap veteran’s social media squabble with Iggy Azalea. T.I. is Iggy’s mentor, in case you weren’t aware. The rapper admitted that he didn’t have to say much because Snoop had basically decided before their call that things went too far.

“First of all, I have the utmost love, admiration and respect for Snoop, so the conversation never began or made its way to that. It was just like, ‘I’m in the crossfire big dog, what’s going on? [laughs] I can’t dodge many more.’ When I called him, after ‘What’s happening!’

he was like,’Heeeey, I know what you’re calling for. I know what you’re calling for and guess what? It’s over. It’s nothing.’ Me and him have a longstanding relationship. The only real elaboration was, the man just said ‘Hey, it was a joke that went too far. It ain’t nothing, for real. It’s over.’ And then I went to, ‘So how’s the kids?’ When Snoop says it’s over? It’s over. My sister man, she’s ‘voiceterous’…She’s outspoken, you know what I mean?”

No, “voiceterous” is not a word. But back to the matter at hand.

When speaking on Snoop and Iggy squashing their drama, T.I. was also asked about the femmeC being a polarizing artist. Some people either really like her or they can’t stand her. For the latter folks, T.I. had a message:

“Who cares about them? For real, success speaks for itself. In this day and age, if the only thing you have to speak down on a person about is their race or whatever it is, or their accent? C’mon! Does anybody come at Idris Elba for not really sounding like Stringer Bell? This is a part of art. Ya’ll gotta realize what art is. Do you want someone to just get in front of you? Or do you want someone to entertain you and really put on a show to the best of their abilities? That is what’s most important. The time, effort, energy, thought and application of skill that goes into her art, that is what is important. All that other sh*t, the blasé blasé woop de woop, man, go on with that! Because that’s not important. That’s a small voice in a crowded room. Imagine if you pack out Madison Square Garden and you got Jay Z about to walk out. If there’s one itty bitty voice in the corner saying ‘That ni**a ain’t sh*t,’ for real, it’s like, what is this voice over here?! [laughs] At the end of the day, beat it, cuz. Kick rocks with no socks.”

You can check out some of T.I.’s thoughts from the listening party, specifically on Snoop and Iggy’s situation, above.


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