T.I. opens up about parting ways with Iggy Azalea.

When T.I. scooped up Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea he knew he had his work cut out for him, but I don’t think he anticipated how much work that would entail.

After weathering Iggy’s “slave master” lyrics, legal battles with ex-boyfriends, font fights with other rappers, and getting blasted by the likes of Q-Tip, Eve, and Jill Scott…T.I. is more tired than Young Thug’s daughter. 

During an interview with the “Ebro in the Morning Show,” T.I. carefully chose his words as he described his challenging working relationship with Iggy.

To be fair, T.I. acknowledged Iggy’s uphill battle coming into the game saying, “It’s very difficult to be the new kid and be the butt of the jokes and to be directed with all the negativity.”

He also recognized the hand she played in a lot of the backlash she received adding, “Some stuff they [Iggy and her team] brought upon themselves.”

In most instances, T.I. would step in to defend and/or smooth over Iggy’s drama, but he says the incident with Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest was that moment when he knew it was time to fall back.

After I kinda had smoothed it over and was like okay, ‘What was really meant to be said here is…’ and then after it was cool…everything was cool. Then, they kinda came back and undid what I had just done.

I’mma be all the way real. I’m loyal partner and if I rock with you…I rock with you. If you right or wrong…we’ll discuss that later in the car. We gone get out of here right now. That’s just how I am. Right now, I’ma block the bullets. Go! Now, when I say go…GO! Just GO! Don’t stand around and talk while I’m blocking bullets. You slowing me down. I really do feel they [Iggy and her team] needed a little more time to adjust.

In December, Q-Tip took to Twitter to offer the Aussie raptress the ultimate history of Hip Hop lesson. After T.I. came to Iggy’s defense…again…she fired back at Q-Tip by tweeting, “I find it patronizing to assume I have no knowledge of something I’m influenced by, but I’ve also grown up with strangers assuming that.”

Watch T.I.’s interview on page 2.