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As everyone knows by now Iggy Azalea made the 2012 XXL Freshman cover, becoming the first woman to do so. Almost immediately there was controversy as another female rapper, Harlem's Azealia Banks took offense to it.
We reported on the story and got a lot of feedback from our Thisis50 members, but there had not been a direct public response from Iggy or her Grand Hustle boss T.I. until now.
During a recent interview with DJ Drama the two addressed the conflict.
"Was she not happy with Iggy being on there or was Azealia Banks unhappy because she was not on there?" Tip asked. "Because if I am someone and I am moving and shaking and doing my thing, I don't care what's going on outside of my circle because my circle is being successful."
Tip then said he didn't know who Azealia was and had never heard her music.
"This is my day and it's my achievement," added Iggy. "So, you have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women. And if you wanna have an achievement work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.”
Tip threw one more dart Azealia's way before he was done.
"Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman," he said "Which brings me to my next philosophy. If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”