As announced on Saturday,Verzuz is coming back in November for Season 2. And that’s not all, the season premiere will feature Atlanta rappers, T.I. vs Jeezy, and they’re sure to bring all the smoke.
Seriously though, it’s about time, for Verzuz to return and for T.I. to get up on that roster. it’s no secret T.I. has been campaigning for a spot on Verzuz ever since the Timbaland and Swizz Beatz created the IG Live series.
T.I. singled out 50 Cent as his first potential opponent, however that was short-lived, as the G-Unit leader publicly and repeatedly shut him down. This past Tuesday, on The Fat Joe Show, Busta Rhymes threw his own name in the mix, saying “From one brother that loves you to my brother that knows I love him. I’m begging you to step in the ring with me. Imma bust your a**,” Busta declared.
Well okay, not so surprisingly T.I. respectfully declined the offer on IG Live, explaining, “I salute and respect Busta a whole lot, I just think the generational gap might be just a little too much.”
Then, Tip put out a call to Jeezy, “Everybody keep saying me and Young (Jeezy). But if Young wanted this smoke, he’d say it. If y’all want it, tell him to say it.”
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Looks like Jeezy is very much ready for the smoke. Before the battle was scheduled and confirmed, Jeezy posted a obscure video on IG accepting the challenge without directly naming T.I. “Say bruh. You done been around the whole world on your campaign. Now you back here,” Jeezy said. “I don't know what you avoiding me for. I'll tell you what though, since it mean that much to you, put a date on it. I ain't gon’ meet you there, I'm gon’ beat you there. Straight up. Big Snow.”
T.I. must of had a feeling that the message was directed towards him and popped up in Jeezy’s comments, writing, “Hmmm. Could this long time constituent of mine be referring to me???”
After Swizz and Timbo were tagged in the post, the battle was set and the rest is history, well soon to be history that is. Season 2 of Verzuz premiers Thursday, November 19th, 5PM PT / 8PM ET.