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T.I. Weighs In on Iggy Azalea’s Steven Madden Beef


ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea seems to have no problem venting her frustrations via social media. Following beefs with Snoop Dog and Azalea Banks, the rapper has called out designer Steve Madden for releasing unauthorized modeling images for their latest shoe collaboration. Although she’s since apologized via Instagram, her mentor T.I. feels the rap rookie is handling her Twitter rants the wrong way.

A TMZ photographer caught up with Tip to ask if he agreed with Iggy’s actions. 

“Absolutely not, I think she should focus on what got her here and that’s her music, her performing, and continue to just present her talents to the world,” he said. When the photog asked if she should just leave the drama alone, Tip replied, “Pretty much, man.”

On Thursday, Madden released images via Tumblr from what Azalea says was an unapproved photo shoot, which prompted the rapper to tweet about how “livid” she was at the time.

“Everything in a collaboration is supposed to be mutually approved. But Steve madden did the most disgusting photo shoot ever and never Even told me about it, I’m just now seeing it as its uploaded on some random tumblr page and iam livid,” she wrote in a series of tweets, which were deleted but captured by Fader.

Steve Madden has not only password-protected the Tumblr page, but the brand has addressed this misunderstanding.

“This was a lover’s quarrel,” the company tells USA Today in a statement. “We love Iggy and are very excited about our collaboration. When you get two artists working together sometimes there are fireworks. It’s our creative differences that allow us to design an incredible collection and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world!”

Meanwhile, fans can expect Iggy’s upcoming capsule collection of shoes to arrive in February.

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