The Internet Believes Diddy And Jermaine Dupri Finally Have An Upcoming ‘Verzuz’ Battle, But That May Not Be The Case

The highly-anticipated Verzuz battle between hip-hop icons Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jermaine “JD” Dupri might seem to be in motion. 

According to a video shared May 7 by noted hip-hop journalist Brian “B. Dot” Miller, the Bad Boy Records head honcho, Diddy, seemingly confirmed the exciting news to veteran rapper, Busta Rhymes. 

“We’re gon’ have you out the rafters flying out the sky,” Diddy told Busta in the video. Busta replied, “That’s my type of talk.”

However, TMZ reports the clip is not a confirmation for the highly-anticipated battle between the two super producers; the video of Diddy talking was taken out of context.

Not the one to shrink from a challenge, Diddy wasted no time responding to JD.
“Beloved you my n*gg* but your arms too short to box with God!!” You ain’t got enough hits,” Diddy replied. “I’ll smash you with just biggie n Mary. But I do have the upmost respect on you as a musical legend. Dre the only one can get in the ring w me.”

The Verzuz battle was created by music producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The initial Verzuz battle began Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who both won an NAACP Image Award for the creation of Verzuz, battling on Instagram Live in March 2020.

Other Verzuz battles include Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds vs. Teddy Riley, The Lox vs. The Diplomats, Snoop Dogg vs. the late DMX, and Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle, After proving to be a huge success, Verzuz began a partnership with Apple Music and Twitter in August 2020. In 2021, Verzuz was acquired by TrillerNet.

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