T.I. Talks Floyd Mayweather Incident, Iggy Azalea’s Success
T.I. spoke briefly about his altercation with boxing star Floyd Mayweather in late May, during a recent interview on Hot 97.
He was reluctant to discuss the matter though, essentially saying he chooses to "speak with action", and afterward "conversation ceases."
"Had that been anything that did transpire -- I'm sure dude may be used to talking after his fights. I don't talk after mines," TIP said. "Cause there ain't really a whole lot to say, man. You know what I'm saying? I speak with action. After action is taken, man, conversation ceases. There was history. There was definitely history... I don't care what you do to whoever else. I don't care who you speak to [or] how you speak to em. [When] you dealing with me, you gonna deal with me like a man. I feel like my steps are guided, man. I'm a man of God. When I step I ain't got nobody to fear, but God himself. I don't got no fire I can't walk through. I done been through it all."
As the interview continued, the rap star also discussed the success of Iggy Azalea, who appears on his new single "No Mediocre," saying he knew she'd be a star from the beginning.
"To be honest with you, man. Just as a cultivator of talent and as someone who -- I've been working hard at this level of my career," T.I. explained. "I've been working hard to really just try to introduce talent to the world that can be considered significant. To actually be the first onboard... to be the one to stay 'This is going to happen.' And to be, I guess, doubted by so many.
"She's phenomenal... she's got a phenomenal career ahead."