Another monumental Verzuz battle went down last night between hip-hop vets Fat Joe and Ja Rule, and while there were plenty of viral moments of that happened on stage, from all the surprise guests to the back-and-forth Joe and Rule banter, to backlash from certain comments, in the wake of the hit-for-hit showdown, there’s much talk of Diddy and Jermaine Dupri.
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There was a lot going on during the battle, Fat Joe surprised Remy Ma and Ashanti with new Birkin bags, Nelly apparently was wanting that ole thing back with Ashanti, and Jermaine Dupri wanted to make sure Diddy heard his call for a challenge. During the event, Dupri asked “Love,” aka Sean Combs, to step up to the plate for a Verzuz challenge, tweeting out, “Somebody let @Diddy know I’m @thegarden right now ! And he gon need some training for me.” It didn’t take long for Diddy’s response where he doubled down on his stance of only wanting to do a Verzuz with Dr. Dre.
Beloved you my nigga but your arms too short to box with God!!! You aiint got enough hits. 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 . – LOVE 🖤
— LOVE (@Diddy) September 15, 2021
Since Diddy’s comments shooting down the idea that he will battle anyone outside of Dr. Dre, T.I. has shared the same sentiments with J.D., as he says, “I disagree. Side note: Why do I feel NY n*ggaz (Most of which I love,look up to, appreciate and respect)always feel like they so much above competition with their Atlanta (southern)constituents???? @50Cent ducking me the same way (@jermainedupri).” Tip also took to his live to share his thoughts on the matter.
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Check out some reactions below!
Why diddy acting like jermaine dupri doesn’t have bow wow , usher , mariah carey, jagged edge, xscape,da brat, under his belt tho lol he did songs with tlc , jay-z , alicia keys, janet jackson etc it won’t be a clean sweep battle 🥴 https://t.co/847Oi5mGJl
— tσхíc víвєѕ ✞® (@fcckjulius) September 15, 2021
— IG: @RapArray (@ericmass_) September 15, 2021
But seriously if Diddy had more hits than Jermaine he would’ve been put in the songwriters hall of fame over him and the other Shawn from NYC.
— Fund My Business @TheQueendomBBTX (@queenveej) September 15, 2021
Yall think Jermaine Dupri don’t got enough for Diddy? He revived Usher career early on, did Confessions and has joints with Mariah too smh. Diddy got a catalog too but to say Jermaine Dupri dont got enough is silly
— Spam Newton (@ShirlockJonesRF) September 15, 2021
No. The matchup makes no sense stylistically. Diddy vs Jermaine Dupri was the one that made a lot of sense. Both have their hands in classic and iconic R&B records and rap records. https://t.co/BQvOhFm8h1
— 500 🏎 (@Kameron_Hay) September 15, 2021