Ashanti Shuts Down Nelly Reconciliation Rumors, Says She’s in a Relationship

One of the interesting things that happened on the periphery of the Verzuz battle between Fat Joe and Ja Rule was Nelly walking across the stage to hug his ex-girlfriend Ashanti. This brief embrace between the former lovers was blown out of proportion, mainly because it comes on the heels of Nelly ending things with longtime girlfriend Shantel Jackson. But Ashanti insists that there isn’t anything going on between them as she spoke with Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and Ja Rule on IG Live. “Listen, there’s nothing happening,” Ashanti said.…

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Swizz Beatz Addresses Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Diss, Reveals Kanye Wanted ‘Verzuz’ Battle Against Him

                              The ongoing beef between Drake and Kanye West could’ve played out on the Verzuz stage—that is, if Kanye got his way.   During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz revealed ’Ye was willing to go hit-for-hit against his most prominent foe but says he and Verzuz co- creator Timbaland weren’t pushing for such battle.   “Kanye was willing to do the Verzuz … He wanted to battle Drake,” Swizz told Martinez. “I left that up to them, and that’s what I told to Timb, as well. I was like, ‘Yo, they…

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SWIZZ BEATZ + TIMBALAND BOOK JA RULE FOR NEXT VERZUZ BATTLE AGAINST FAT JOE

NEW YORK, NY – Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have announced the next matchup for their popular battle series. According to an Instagram post shared on Thursday (September 2), Terror Squad captain Fat Joe and Murder Inc. vet Ja Rule are scheduled to go head-to-head on September 14 in New York City.   Swizz explained in the caption, “The summer ain’t over!! FAT JOE VS JA RULE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. See it LIVE in person. tickets available Tuesday, 9/7. 6PM PT / 9PM ET.   “Watch in the @triller app, on your TV with the @fitetv…

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Damon Wayans Challenges Dave Chappelle to First Comedian Verzuz

  Damon Wayans recently called in to Houston’s 97.9 The Box, where he revealed that he’s never watched a Verzuz battle. After the hosts were shocked, Wayans asked if there has even been a Verzuz with comedians. The hosts were intrigued, and they asked Wayans who he would go up against in a battle of comedians. Damon then said, “[Dave] Chappelle. I’m calling him out.” Damon started trending online after the interview, and fans were amped about the possibility of a comedian Verzuz-style battle. Neither Dave Chappelle, Swizz Beatz, or…

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JADAKISS GETS ALL THE LOVE FOR MIGHTY , MIGHTY D-BLOCK

NEW YORK, NY – The LOX and Dipset Verzuz battle went down at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City on Tuesday night (August 3) and there was a clear standout from the event — Jadakiss.   The veteran LOX rapper became a trending Twitter topic before the face-off was even over, with hundreds of people praising him for his effortless swagger and sharp lyrical skills. The LOX came out swinging from the jump, performing their features on N.O.R.E.’s “Banned From TV” and DMX’s “N-ggaz Done Started Something.”   As for The Diplomats, Jim Jones and…

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SCARFACE WANTS ICE CUBE IN VERZUZ BUT WITH A CATCH

Geto Boys legends Scarface and Willie D pulled up to The Breakfast Club earlier this week. When Charlamagne Tha God tried to find them the perfect Verzuz matchup, Scarface finally agreed with the co-host’s N.W.A. suggestion but he’d prefer it to be structured how Ice Cube described on The Breakfast Club last week, with both of them playing each other’s favorite records instead of picking their own 20 tracks and battling. “I’ll do one with Cube on solo,” Scarface said around the 29-minute mark. “I’ll play all my favorite Cube shit, he’ll play all his…

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DIPSET VERZUZ THE LOX LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Even though it’s the heat of the summer, get ready to lace up your Timberland’s because it’s the battle for New York. Verzuz announced plans on Wednesday (July 14) for their next battle to feature a pair of East Coast Hip Hop heavyweight crews when The LOX and Dipset rumble into Madison Square Garden on August 3.   The highly-anticipated matchup will feature an in-person audience at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. Tickets are slated to go on sale for fans on July 15 at 12 p.m. ET over on MSG’s…

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Bow Wow Responds to Soulja Boy Denying He Lost “Verzuz”

  Despite having one of the most successful ‘Verzuz’ in the run of showdowns so far, Bow Wow and Soulja Boy’s competitive streak with one another continues, as the two have been going back-and-forth over who actually won. While on ‘Million Dollaz Worth of Game,’ Wallo and Gillie spoke to Soulja Boy about who really won the “battle” between him and Bow Wow. According to Twitter, Bow Wow won, but Soulja Boy refuted that take, saying only a small fraction of people’s opinions were being focused on. Soulja Boy said, “That’s…

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Lil Kim Reveals She Wants to Do a Verzuz Against Nicki Minaj

While speaking to DJ Envy on the red carpet at the BET Awards on Sunday (June 27) night, Lil Kim revealed that she’s down to do a Verzuz battle. When asked who she’d like to go up against, Kim made no hesitation when naming Nicki Minaj. The two women have been embroiled in a longstanding beef that has lasted for more than ten years now. Back in 2018, Lil Kim seemed to try and bury the hatchet with Nicki, telling Bootleg Kev, “God bless her, I wish her the best.…

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Drake Told Soulja Boy He Would’ve Came Through for Him in Bow Wow Verzuz

Soulja Boy and Bow Wow faced off in a highly entertaining Verzuz battle on Saturday (June 26) night, which had a slew of celebrities tuning in, including Drake. During the 15th round, Soulja Boy asked Bow Wow, “How you never did a song with Drake?” He then segued into playing his 2013 collaboration with Drake, “We Made It,” and Drake commented in the live stream, writing, “DRAAAAKE?,” referencing Soulja Boy’s notorious 2018 interview with “The Breakfast Club.” Drake then added that he would’ve popped out for the Verzuz if Soulja…

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