Eve and Trina’s Verzuz: The most magical moments
Fans enjoyed the first female rap Verzuz between Eve and Trina Wednesday (June 16) evening. The diamond princess and the pitbull in a skirt displayed sisterhood as they went hit for hit.
Fans enjoyed the first female rap Verzuz between Eve and Trina Wednesday (June 16) evening. The diamond princess and the pitbull in a skirt displayed sisterhood as they went hit for hit. Live from Miami and London at the same time, hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the two MCs.
DJ Nasty warmed up the audience and took us straight to the 305 by opening the show with Rick Ross tracks. Tupac was honored in the beginning of the event on what would’ve been his 50th birthday with a special pre-recorded video tribute, which was followed by an ode to the late Ruff Ryders icon DMX. Celebrities like JT from the City Girls, Da Brat, Queen Latifah, Jermaine Dupri, Ashanti, Brooke Valentine and Eve’s new TV co-star Brandy even tuned in to show love to the queens of hip hop.
Check out the highlights of the night below and tell us what your favorite moment was!
1. The Looks
Trina brought the sexy and sophisticated style to the stage wearing a low cut silk blouse tucked in orange patent leather leggings, and her “long heel” silver strappy red bottoms. Eve on the other hand kept it cute and classic in an all black ensemble featuring a color pop from her blue knee-high boots.
2. Hometown Love
While Eve represents the East Coast, Trina held it down for the dirty south as the two repped their regional sound that put them on the map. The first lady of Ruff Ryders took fans to Philly for the first song we ever heard her on, “You Got Me” by the Roots featuring Erykah Badu. The storytelling in her verse was cinematic as it painted the picture of a young woman falling in love.
Similarly, Trina was sure to perform all of her early hits like 2011’s “Long Heels” as well as several Trick Daddy tracks including “Take It To The House” and “Shut Up.” “This one goes out to my brother Trick Daddy who couldn’t be here tonight,” Trina said. “Shout out to Tricky Daddy Dollars, you know the vibes. Where it all started.”
When The Baddest threw it back to her debut feature on “Nann,” she revealed a full circle moment to the live audience. “This is the same building that I shot my first music video in,” she reflected. “When y’all saw me turn that corner in that diamond bra, you bitches knew what was up.” She also shocked us all when Trick Daddy actually did come out and performed the smash record with her.
3. “Love Is Blind”
Eve was truly ahead of her time when she dropped “Love Is Blind.” The critically acclaimed track paints a painful picture of a friend wishing she could save her girl from an abusive and ultimately fatal romantic relationship. Before she performed it tonight, Eve said, “I didn’t realize what I was saying when I wrote this. It’s crazy to think people are still going through this today.” In the comments, Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz acknowledged the song’s impact.
4. The 6 degrees of Separation
Kelly Rowland got a lot of love during this Verzuz because she has songs with both rappers. Trina’s “Here We Go” features vocals from the Destiny’s Child singer, whereas Eve was a feature on Kelly’s “Like This” from 2007. Likewise, Trina and Eve were also featured on Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad (Remix),” which allowed for a cool duet moment during the show’s finale.
6. The BOPS!
As for tonight’s air forces and throwback jerseys moment, Eve and Trina took fans to the early 2000s when life was simple and bops were plentiful. The ladies cranked out bangers you may or may not have forgotten including “Caramel (Remix)” by City High, Chingy’s “Right Thurr (Remix),” “Be Alright” by Ludacris, “One Minute Man” by Missy Elliott, “Not Today” by Mary J Blige, and the list continued on!
7. Trina’s Brand New Track
What’s a Verzuz battle without a brand new track from at least one of the acts? Trina played a new single, “Receipts,” at the close of the event. The song sounded like authentic Trina. Check out Tidal’s playlist for the full song and all the other hits played during the live showdown.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
In October, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University. The HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH was the first stop on Walmart’s Black and Unlimited HBCU Tour.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'
Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!