Earlier this week, T.I. made a visit to DJ Drama’s radio show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 to introduced the ‘Hustle Gang’. The name represents the crop of artists he recently signed to Grand Hustle Records including Iggy Azalea, Chip (Chipmunk), and D.O.P.E. After T.I. updated listeners on his upcoming movie roles, and the Trouble Man album, the focus soon shifted to getting to know the new signees. The standout, Iggy Azalea spoke on her Australian roots, the rap scene in that country, her XXL Freshmen cover, and her thoughts on Azealia Banks’ comments towards her on Twitter. While Iggy stayed humble and preached support during her response, The King didn’t hold back and was more blunt defending his new artist.

“Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman. If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”

Azealia Banks soon caught wind of the interview and gave her response, after the jump…..

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Azealia Banks’ response to Iggy Azalea and T.I. via Twitter

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