T.I. Says Nicki Minaj & Iggy Azalea Are Not "In Each Other's Lane"

posted Sunday August 10 ,2014 at 09:00AM CDT | 17 comments

T.I. Says Nicki Minaj & Iggy Azalea Are Not

T.I. says Nicki Minaj being compared to Kim is "gonna put a chip on your shoulder in a different way too."

Speaking with Billboard yesterday, T.I. addressed the still-developing beef between rappers Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, calling it “complicated.”

Earlier this week, Lil Kim remixed Beyonce’s Flawless” and claimed the title of “Queen Bee” is hers alone. “Am I tripping or did this ho just say my name?” Kim raps. “Queen of Rap? Fuck outta here / Queen’s back, fuck outta here / Time to get this wack bitch up outta here.”

Shortly after, Kim released another diss track in the form of “Identity Theft” in which the veteran emcee again alleges that Minaj’s style is borrowed. “I gave birth to your style, now try to speak to ya mammy/ Your team can’t fuck with my family,” she raps. 

Speaking about the self-applied “Queen of Rap” label and the women’s competing claims about their place in the industry, T.I. said that the nature of the disagreement may make it hard to resolve.

"Just because you heard another person say that you gonna be on edge," he said. "I feel like that's more of the case with Kim and Nicki, even though I don't know what started any of this, it's a little more complicated to put to bed because of that fact."

T.I. added that this type of public rift in Hip Hop isn’t exclusive to female artists—”this is something that can happen to men too,” he said—and also spoke briefly on the possibility that Nicki Minaj is defensive after long being compared to Kim.

"It's gonna put a chip on your shoulder in a different way too," he said of Nicki Minaj.

On a rumored beef between Nicki Minaj and his own label signee Iggy Azalea, T.I. largely shrugged off the possibility despite a perceived slight from Minaj at the recent BET Awards.

“That's a little more preposterous, like, 'what the fuck?' because they're not even in each other's lane," he said of the two female artists.

Nicki Minaj is currently prepping her new album The Pink Print, set to be released before the end of the year. Earlier this weekend Lil Kim announced the release date for her frequently delayed mixtape Hardcore 2k14.

RELATED: T.I. Says Iggy Azalea May Collaborate With Lil' Kim Amid Nicki Minaj Feud Rumor

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  • Anonymous
    Jay Balfour baiting y'all niggas with this fake ass headline lmao
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    they both make pop hop and have a mainly teenage fan base
  • dsd
    Why didnt you also include the part where he said that Lil Kim might be collaborating with Iggy VERY SOON!!!!! idiot hiphopdx
  • tigerking79
    Who gives a fuck about this snitch or the booty implants he be writing rhymes for
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  • Anonymous
    Lil Kim is just trying to creep back into the limelight and she has already lost- Lil Kim- 1. Face looks like the Aflac duck 2. Married a rich, no-name white boy 3. Hasn't releases a hit in well over 10'years Nicki Minaj- 1. Put photoshopped big ass on record cover 2. Makes the type of songs today's hipsters and white high school girls love 3. Hosted American idol making more fans from the South and Midwest whomhaving nothing better to do but watch that show Nicki Minaj wins
    • Anonymous
      She did not host American Idol, you idiot. And I'm pretty sure hipsters hate Nicki Minaj, they don't like anything mainstream.
    • Anonymous
      Kim is not married and the father of his new baby is not white.
    • Anonymous
      She is married son just google it
    • Drool Hill
      Stupid comments from stupid people- Nicki Minaj was a host(judge) of American Idol Most of your favorite hip hop mainstream stars are hipsters as well as their audience Lil Kim is married Her husband is Spanish, not Mexican or Puerto Rican because his name looks that way
  • ash
    The title is wrong he said Iggy and Nicki weren't in each other's lane...
  • Anonymous
    "On a rumored beef between Nicki Minaj and his own label signee Iggy Azalea, T.I. largely shrugged off the possibility despite a perceived slight from Minaj at the recent BET Awards." Iggy is not on T.I.'s label she left in 2013 for Virgin / Island records.
  • Anonymous
    ti iz washed up.
    • Anonymous
      so is your mother
    • Anonymous
      everybody not named Dave Chappelle is washed up
    • Anonymous
      actually chappelle has been washed up for like 10 years since he went to africa