Drake is here for an Usher and Justin Timberlake Verzuz.
During his appearance on ESPN2’s “Jalen & Jacoby,” Timbaland was asked about one of the most requested battles between the music superstars. It turns out that not only have fans been hitting him up about an Usher vs. JT matchup, but Drake also wants to see it happen.
“Yes, we know,” Timbaland said when Jalen asked about the potential pairing. “It’s so funny, Drake hit me up too about it, too. He said, ‘We gotta make that happen.’ I’m like, ‘Soon to come. Soon to come.'”
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Timbaland also fielded other potential Verzuz battles including No Limit vs. Cash Money and Missy Elliott vs. Busta Rhymes. “It is, to me, the best party that could ever happen on Verzuz,” he said of the latter. “It’s just a matter of comfort zone of my sister wanting to celebrate with her brother and understanding that it’s not competition. It’s a party.”
Tim has already ran the idea by Missy. “I’ve been working on that and talking to her but I think that would be an amazing Verzuz,” he added.
Timbaland also suggested a Michael Jackson vs. Prince Verzuz, while Swizz shared his dream pairing of two late hip-hop legends–The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. And Timbaland may already be thinking of a way to make the posthumous battles happen. “I got a couple ideas. I’ma text you,” he told Swizz.
Swizz applauded the platform for bringing rivals like Gucci Mane and Jeezy together. “We in a different day and age where we gotta show the youth how to celebrate, and it’s an educational celebration,” he said. “A lot of the artists that may have their differences should think about this and make it more about themselves and make it more about the people.”
Thursday’s long-awaited Verzuz with Keyshia Cole and Ashanti set a new viewership record on Instagram, with over 6 million total viewers, and another 1.6 million on Apple Music.