New York rapper Nicki Minaj knows how much VERZUZ means to the culture. The hip-hop star has shared a low-key sign of approval following an unforgettable bout between hitmakers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
Nicki Minaj Tuned Into Last NIght’s VERZUZ
Swizz started things up by going to his Instagram page with a reflection from Sunday night’s battle. Beatz shared a fire shot of himself smoking a cigar and appearing to embrace his speculated victory.
“Reflecting on a great night wow thank you so much 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @verzuztv @triller @ciroc @roland.artists … @livmiami”
Nicki hopped into the comments section to salute Beatz on his slideshow of VERZUZ pics from the big night. She left the same heart emoji on an IG post by Timbaland from the VERZUZ battle event.
Swizz Beatz Dedicates VERZUZ To DMX
The battle brought in over 165,000 virtual viewers on its Instagram Live. Things turned extra special and emotional by Beatz honoring the rematch in late Ruff Ryders member DMX’s memory.
“I dedicate this show to my brother DMX, and Timbaland’s sister Aaliyah,” Swizz stated. After two hours of heating up the nightclub’s center stage, Timbo and Swizz came together to celebrate the platform they built together from the ground up in just a year. Swizz gifted his Verzuz co-founder with a custom airbrushed jacket featuring portraits of his frequent collaborators Aaliyah and Missy Elliott, before riding off to DMX playing in the background. (Billboard)
SWV VERZUZ XSCAPE Really Happened
A few weeks ago, legendary R&B groups SWV and XSCAPE faced off in epic fashion. From SWV’s “I’m So Into You” to “You’re The One” going up against “Understanding” and “Wifed Up” – the battle turned more into a celebration than a true face-off.
SWV has a number of hit songs to their name and they decided to perform on the same with an intention to impress their online fans. The trio took over the stage with their chart-topping singles such as ‘Weak’, ‘I’m So Into You,’ ‘Right Here (Human Nature Remix),’ and ‘You’re The One’ among a few others. For the unversed, ‘Weak’ had also reached at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time of its release. Speaking of Xscape, the four-member group performed on their hit singles such as ‘Understanding’, ‘Just Kickin’ It,’ ‘Off the Hook’, ‘Traces of My Lipstick’, ‘Wifed Up’ and ‘Dream Killa’. (Meaww)
VERZUZ made sure to go to its own Instagram page to salute the ladies for delivering an unforgettable night.
“Thank you @officialswv and @officialxscape for an AMAZING NIGHT 🔥🔥🔥 Thank you @djspinderella and @thedjaone! Thank you @femmeitforward 💐 Drop your favorite moments in the comments!”
Redman + Method Man Deliver Epic VERZUZ
Following mounted anticipation, rap veterans Redman and Method Man recently came through big with a concert-style night of performances packed with special guests, collaborations and solo flexing. With help from DJ Scratch, Reggie dug into his bag of classics with “How to Roll a Blunt” while Meth delivered on songs like “Shadowboxing” and “Shame on a N*gga.”
Even after skating through their solo records with fervor, Red and Meth didn’t have a problem performing lyrical gymnastics on their collaborative records such as “Diz Is For My Smokers” and “Y.O.U.” After Method Man breezed through his verse with vigor on the latter, Redman matched his lyrical agility, proving why their chemistry remains stellar 20-plus years after the song’s release. (Billboard)
The duo also took time to acknowledge the guilty verdict of George Floyd killer and former cop Derek Chauvin.
And while they reveled in telling jokes to the virtual crowd, the pair took a moment to chime in on today’s verdict. After Meth yelled out “Guilty,” Red issued a resounding message to Chauvin: “You get what you put out there. He deserved every f–king bit.” Midway through their performance, they surprised viewers by bringing out Keith Murray, who dished out his 4/20 friendly hit “Get Lifted.” Later, Meth introduced his Wu-Tang brethren Inspectah Deck and RZA for the earsplitting gem “Wu-Tang Ain’t Nuthin to F– With.” (Billboard)