T.I. and Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea's mentor wants her stop airing her grievances on Twitter.
Music producer and rapper T.I. has urged the 'Work' hitmaker, who recently expressed her dissatisfaction with a number of campaign images posted on Tumblr from her collaboration with Steve Madden, to focus on her career instead of causing drama.
Asked if the Australian star should be responding to everything that bothers her, he said: "Absolutely not. I think she should focus on what got her here, that's her music, her performing and continue to just present her talents to the world."
The 34-year-old star thinks Iggy should take some tips from NFL star Tom Brady, who refused to comment on controversy surrounding the air pressure in his team's footballs ahead of the Super Bowl this Sunday (01.02.15).
He told gossip website TMZ.com: "It's just like asking Tom Brady if he should be commenting on deflate-gate. He should be worried about the big game on Sunday correct? It's the same with Iggy."
The 24-year-old singer, who first announced she was partnering with the trendy footwear designer last August, vented her frustration after images surfaced on Tumblr of models wearing garish white socks with her sandal and peep-toe shoe designs.
She tweeted: "@SteveMadden kinda ruined the creative direction when u added those gross extra pictures to a random tumblr page I had no part in creating.
"I worked really hard on the creative direction of both the shoes and the shoot I WAS involved with and in. I really feel it's been tainted with these God awful images that Steve madden took appon themselves to create and share without my knowledge. Gross gross gross. (sic)."
But the 'Black Widow' hitmaker later deleted the comments and insisted she was still very proud of the collection.
She added: "I love Steve Madden as an individual and as a company ... Sorry for the drama!"
The blonde beauty has previously got into heated battles with Snoop Dogg and Azealia Banks on Twitter.