Earlier this week, T.I. made waves when he appeared on Hot 97 and explained why he distanced himself from Iggy Azalea, which led Iggy to respond on Twitter and state she wasn't aware of any issue with her Grand Hustle boss. TIP has now clarified his original comments in an interview with AP, and says that he is still working with Iggy and that she remains signed to his label, Grand Hustle. As usual, TIP claims his original comments were taken out of context and that she is like his little sister.
"That's still my partner," T.I. said about Iggy. ''Her life has taken her in a different direction. My life is still as it was before. But Iggy is doing what she feels makes Iggy happy. That's what she should do. We're focused on making the next Iggy record and dodge the same adversities we faced last time." As for his own label situation, T.I. said that he wouldn't turn down a major label deal if he is offered one, but right now he's focusing on his freedom as an independent artist. Read his full interview here.