Iggy Azalea is on top of the hip-hop world right now. And her mentor, rapper T.I., thinks it’s time to see more Iggy Azalea collaborations down the line — even one that may reopen her much hyped feud with Nicki Minaj.
In an interview with Hot 97’s Morning Show, T.I. acknowledged a possible collaboration with one of hip-hop’s most well known female rappers, Lil’ Kim. “I got a call from Kim,” T.I. told the hosts. “She said it’s time to find that record to get [an Iggy collaboration] done.”
It was noted that Lil’ Kim and Iggy Azalea share more than just platinum sales for female hip-hop artists. The two also share a mutual feud with rapper Nicki Minaj. Minaj’s feud with Iggy Azalea started after the BET Awards where Nicki took home Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for the fifth time in a row. Her acceptance speech threw shade on Iggy’s successes, propping up the claim that Azalea does not pen her own lyrics.
And even though Nicki Minaj has attempted to clarify her remarks, as reported by The Inquisitr, there is still the lingering notion that a feud exists.
When asked about the possibility of the feud being renewed if Azalea and Lil’ Kim were to collaborate, T.I. simply played it coy: “In the game of chess, you must think five moves ahead, protect your pieces and cover the board.”
Lil’ Kim wasn’t the only potential collaboration T.I. touched upon when it came to Iggy Azalea. T.I. also mentioned a possible hook-up with Remy Ma as well. “Yeah, she’s a fan of the sport,” T.I. said on the subject of a possible Remy-Iggy collaboration. “I believe she’s gonna be eager to show support… She with the nonsense.”
Collaborations and feuds aside, Iggy Azalea continues to reap colossal success from her hit song “Fancy” despite criticism from the African-American hip-hop community. In another candid interview with MSNBC, T.I. weighed in on Iggy’s race, defending his protegé once again from all the haters:
“She is a white rapper, but she’s also a phenomenally talented and gifted performer,” T.I. said. “I think that in this day and age… 2014, color, race, creed, gender… for us to use those stereotypical things to separate us or use it as an excuse to not like something… I think that makes you a wack person. I think you should judge a person on their action and deeds… their ability and what they have to offer and contribute to the world.”