As Verzuz rounds up to make its Season 2 return with the next installment featuring rappers Jeezy and T.I., but before we all catch the vibes for soon to drop battle, Thee 6 Mafia member DJ Paul is giving some insight into what exactly happened with their supposed battle with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Early on during the quarantine stay-at-home order, both groups Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs were tapped to hold their independently-organized live battle but it unfortunately it never materialized after the Verzuz crew stepped in to intervene. In a recent interview with Hot New Hip Hop, DJ Paul says, “I was talking to [Verzuz] and they kept telling me they was gonna do it, man.” Paul continues, “Then, they just ended up changin’ they mind. It’s like, I don’t know why they came in just to stop our thing and then didn’t wanna do it. But whatever, I still got love for Swizz [Beatz] and Timbaland. Love you guys to death.”
Paul goes on to explain that Swizz reached out to Krayzie less than an hour before their own battle with go down and prompted Krayzie to reconsider as it was supposed to go through the popular Verzuz channel.
DJ Paul further explains to HNHH:
I guess Krayzie didn’t wanna do— he’d rather do the Verzuz than ours. He just kinda backed off and stopped picking up his phone. And I was like ‘OK.’ And I just left it alone. And then next thing I know, he tweeted and said he didn’t wanna do it at all because of the temperature of what was going on in the world. Verzuz kept moving on and everything else kept going. I was like, ‘Alright, I kind saw this coming and I tried to tell you, but whatever.
As the new season kicks off in two weeks, hopefully the iconic rap groups will have their rightfully due take on Verzuz.