These two rap groups took the name Verzuz a little too literal.
A fight broke out between Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony during their Verzuz hits battle that nearly derailed the whole event. Who could have ever saw this coming (sarcasm).
The two groups went head-to-head on Thursday night (Dec. 2), live from the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, Calif. However, things got a little heated during the fourth round, resulting in a huge fight. The moment happened after Bone finished performing the rap weed medley “Buddah Lovers.” Bizzy Bone appeared to be angered by DJ Paul and Gangsta Boo slow dancing during his group’s performance in a mocking fashion. Following the song, he addressed Three 6 before letting them continue.
“Before we even get started, you ugly muthafuckers not gon’ be mocking me when I’m on this muthafucking stage,” Bizzy snapped. “Like straight the fuck up.”
Juicy J responded, “Nigga, suck my dick,” which prompted Bizzy to throw a mic at the group. Both crews then met at mid-stage and blows were thrown before they were separated and the show paused. Following the dust-up, the show was halted for about 15 minutes, while people in attendance and those watching live wondered if things would start back up. They eventually did, without Bizzy on stage. After a few more rounds, Bizzy returned and apologized for the disturbance.
Well at least he apologized and cooler heads prevailed. This could have gotten much worse.
For those wondering what the hell Verzuz even is, it was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle, with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz facing off in its first iteration through an Instagram Livebroadcast in March 2020.
The series invites two musicians, predominantly R&B and hip hop, to highlight their discographies in two 10-song rounds during a three-hour session.
Episodes include battles between producers Teddy Riley and Babyface, singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, and rappers Ludacris and Nelly, as well as Young Jeezyand Gucci Mane.