News

T.I. denies being behind Iggy Azalea’s success

T.I. denies being behind Iggy Azalea’s success

NOT A GHOSTWRITER:ggy Azalea, left, and T.I. perform at the 2014 BET Awards. T.I. denies being the ghostwriter behind Azalea's hits. Photo: Associated Press

Rapper T.I. has slammed rumors suggesting he’s the “ghostwriter” genius behind Iggy Azalea’s success.

Critics claim the “Fancy” rapper hired a series of experts, including T.I., to pen verses for her debut album, “The New Classic,” but the veteran has shot down the rumors, saying that he “ain’t no ghostwriter”, insisting that “Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she presents to the world in her own way”.

He concedes that while all artists get assistance on “hooks and certain things like that,” Azalea is the only person who writes the rest of her lyrics.

T.I. adds, “I couldn’t write a lot of the (expletive) she say (sic), 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.”

Fellow female rapper Nicki Minaj reignited claims Azalea used ghostwriters last month when the “Superbass” hitmaker appeared to take a sly swipe at Azalea during her BET Awards acceptance speech, declaring, “(What) I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”

Minaj later took to Twitter to clear up the statement, insisting she simply wanted to encourage female emcees everywhere to take charge of their own material – and she was not attacking chart-topper Azalea.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 30

cheers

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

Sam Smith shuns the spotlight

samsmith

The British pop star plans to keep his private life out of the headlines.

in Music

Get ready for 3D ‘Thriller’

thriller

Michael Jackson's epic 14-minute music video is going to be re-released next year.

in Music

Harvard to study the business of Beyoncé

beyonce

The pop star's success will be the subject of a new research project at the Ivy League school.

in Entertainment

Ben Affleck buys American cars after time in Detroit

affleck

The actor says he was moved by the city and its economic struggles.