T.I. No Longer Executive Producing Iggy Azalea’s Debut, ‘The New Classic’

By Staff  |  01/03/2013

Blonde bombshell Iggy Azalea is definitely a member of T.I.'s Hustle Gang, but the Atlanta rap star is no longer helming her anticipated debut, The New Classic.

TIP had previously signed on to executive produce Iggy's project, but apparently, that's no longer the case. During a recent interview with 16Bars.TV, the Australian rapper revealed her Grand Hustle boss is allowing her to create on her own, without his direction,

"[T.I.]'s actually not [executive producing my album] anymore," Iggy explained. "He was going to be, but originally...all the records that I had on Glory were supposed to be on The New Classic, and he executive produced what ended up being Glory. But as I was making it, I felt like, 'This isn't The New Classic; this is something else. It's not the right sound.' Not that it sounded bad, but it wasn't what The New Classic is in my head... [i]t went good, it was an experience, but after, he said and I said it's better if I just make my own music away [from him] because sometimes being around him, it influences the music I make to be a bit too much of a different sound... [it's] not because I don't love, because I love him."

At press time, Iggy is stil hard at work on the project. There was no release date.