T.I. Shuts Down Busta Rhymes’ Verzuz Challenge

Written by on October 21, 2020

T.I. doesn’t need smoke with Busta Rhymes.

Throughout his look on Fats Joe’s Instagram Dwell present final night time, Busta challenged the Atlanta rapper to a Verzuz battle. “I’m begging you to step within the ring with me. I’ma bust your ass,” Busta instructed Tip. “We gon’ do it with grace, however I’ma bust your ass. Come on, T.I. Let’s have enjoyable.”

Regardless of Busta’s plea, the problem was not accepted. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the King of the South defined that he and Busta wouldn’t be a great match as a result of they arrive from two completely different generations of hip-hop.

“I respect my elders, no cap,” he mentioned whereas citing Busta’s stint in Leaders of the New College. “I didn’t know we have been reaching again by way of generations. There’s an enormous generational hole there, isn’t it?”

Whereas he has “an exponential quantity of respect” for Busta, he identified their age hole. “No disrespect in any respect, however y’all wouldn’t put Brandy up in opposition to Dionne Warwick,” mentioned Tip. “It’s kinda like Mike Tyson and George Foreman…or Mike Tyson and [Muhammad] Ali.”

He then advised extra acceptable rivals for Busta together with LL Cool J, Methodology Man, and even Fats Joe. “What within the digging of the crates is occurring right here?” T.I. requested earlier than praising Busta as “one of the crucial phenomenal skills of our time.”

Again in June, T.I. challenged 50 Cent to a Verzuz battle, however 50 brushed him off. Followers have additionally proposed a T.I. vs. Jeezy matchup, however Jeezy hasn’t responded. “If Younger wished this smoke, he’ll say it,” mentioned Tip.

T.I. is recent off the discharge of his album The L.I.B.R.A. (The Legend Is Again Operating Atlanta), whereas Busta is gearing as much as drop his new album Extinction Stage Occasion 2: The Wrath of God on Oct. 30.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have but to announce the lineup for Season 2 of Verzuz.

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