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T.I. is still team Iggy Azalea

On Thursday, the rapper made headlines when he said in an interview that he "took a bit of a rest stop" in his relationship with the female emcee, prompting the Australian beauty to take to Twitter and say "Heres the deal, I am still signed to @tip and do business with him. The first ive heard of us having an 'issue' is via a radio interview."

She added: "I'm sure tip will publicly clarify what he meant when he feels he has the right platform to do so and other than that, im chillin."

And today, he did just that. 

READ: Check out T.I.'s original comments

Iggy Azalea, T.I.

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"That's still my partner," the 34-year-old hip hop star clarified in a new interview, per Vulture, noting that she's still his "little sister". ''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."

T.I. had previously cited Azalea's Twitter feud with Q-Tip last December, which concerned issues of cultural appropriation and the history of hip-hop, as the breaking point in their professional relationship, but he now says he simply wanted to "pull back" after the controversy. 

"It's definitely not a 'sever my ties, walk away, I'm upset' thing," he said. "It was more so like, OK, you have a lot on your plate right now. I'm going to pull back or wait until you come to a place where you're ready to come back to the table, so we can start again and make history some more."

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Iggy Azalea, T.I.

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The actor also said that Azalea has not reached out to him about his previous remarks, but he admitted to reading some of her tweets. 

"We speak to each other without having to speak to each other," he said. "It's funny sometimes, but we're straight."

Meanwhile, Iggy has yet to respond to T.I.'s clarification, but she did reveal on Wednesday that she's "shooting my album cover in about a week," adding, "so strange that its all coming to completion."

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