It’s Official! Nelly and Ludacris Will Headline the Next “Verzuz” Battle
Bring out the Jersey Dresses and high-heeled Timbs! After Saturday’s soulful “Verzuz” battle on Instagram live between Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced that rappers Nelly and Ludacris will face off in the next battle, set for this Saturday.
“Can we get that, Ludacris versus Nelly, can we get that next Saturday Timbaland,” asked Swizz Beatz on IG Live. “Yes, we can get that. We got that,” Timbaland replied.
Once news broke out, fans were quick to debate who they think would win, since both artists have an entire music catalog. Nelly has 14 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the hits “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma.” And some of Ludacris’ hit records from the 2000s are “Stand Up,” “Southern Hospitality,” and “Money Maker.”
According to Swizz, he says you need to be a GOAT in order to be qualified for the “Verzuz” battle. “You gotta have 20 hits to get in Verzuz. GOAT means greatest of all time. Don’t put yourself in that fire if you don’t got no ice.”
Tune in this Saturday May 16 at 7pm EST on Instagram Live.