American rapper T.I. addressed the constant criticism over his protÃ©gÃ© Iggy Azalea, specially racism within the rap/hip-hop community, by saying that it does not only pisses him off, but haters can talk up to him when bashing Iggy.
“That (Iggy criticism) pisses me off, Simply because they donâ€™t have any real substantial grounds. â€˜I donâ€™t like them.â€™ Why? â€˜Just â€˜cause.â€™ What you mean just â€˜cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? Who died and made you the emperor of Egypt? That kind of shit and then the things that they accuse her of, like the racist stuff. Thatâ€™s not even her. Thatâ€™s not even in her. Me knowing her, knowing where she comes fromâ€”for real, the whole racist thing, thatâ€™s Americanâ€”we forget, sheâ€™s not American. So the whole Black, white, color divided thing, it isn’t a part of her DNA like it is here in America.”
“Itâ€™s just ignorant to me. In this day and age, to be a race of people who are demanding equality and speaking out on injustices and wanting to be treating fairly, to stand up and do the exact same thing in opposite to someone unwarranted for no reason, itâ€™s hypocritical. Iâ€™ma ride with her. So, yaâ€™ll go ahead. Anybody got a problem with it just know, it gonâ€™ be one â€˜cause Iâ€™m coming,” he continued.