Playboi Carti gave a rare interview to XXL on Tuesday (April 12), in which he lauded Iggy Azalea, the mother of his kid, and talked about “taking care” of her despite their separation.
“I’m a father,” he said. “You know what I’m saying? You know how it is having kids. I just got responsibilities. I pay a lot of bills. I take care of a lot of people. I take care of my mom. I take care of my family. I take care of my baby mom [and] I take care of my son. There’s a lot of people I take care of. So, it’s like, I gotta keep doing it.”
Iggy Azalea responded to Playboi Carti’s comments on Twitter a few hours after the story was published.
“Take care of me? Lmaooooo,” she wrote. “let’s not get carried away now.”
When a fan replied, “LMAODOD BITCH I SAW THAT AN WAS LIKE WHAT,” Iggy said, “I laughed. A lot.”
Onyx Kelly, the son of Playboi Carti and Iggy Azalea, was due in April 2020, however the pair reportedly split up before he was born. Carti characterized Iggy as a “great mom” and expressed his admiration for her in the interview, while also admitting that they are both now single.
“[My son’s] birthday is coming up in three weeks,” he said. “I got him a crazy chain, too. He’s going to be a problem. That’s who you need on the next cover. He’s beautiful. And Iggy, she’s a great mom. I love her to death. I’m single. She’s single now. But that’s one of the best mothers in the world. And that’s what you got to put in the book, you hear me? I love her to death. She is the best mother in the world.”
Playboi Carti wanted to make sure his statements on Iggy Azalea were included in the piece when asked for any further thoughts at the end.
“Just make sure [to put in] that I love my baby mother,” he said. “It definitely needs to be known that [Iggy] is the best mother in the world. My son is perfect. He’s too perfect. I need to rough him up a little bit.”