Last night’s (Dec. 2) Verzuz battle between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia was definitely one for the books, even though it got off to a rocky start. After performing “Buddah Lovaz,” Bone Thugs’ Bizzy Bone accused Three 6 Mafia members of “mocking him,” prompting a reaction from Juicy J and ending in a scuffle on stage between the two crews.
However, the show was back up and running 15 minutes later and proceeded problem-free, with rap star cameos and nostalgic hits. Bizzy also returned to the stage later in the night to apologize to Three 6 Mafia and the crowd.
Early the next morning (Dec. 3), Bizzy took to Instagram to offer a full statement about the incident.
“I feel as a man there is a time to apologize and be the bigger person. Even if you do not feel wrong,” he wrote.
“When I got back on stage I meant what I said,” he continued. “I really hope you guys understand my passion for music and my seriousness about GOD. I really believe in what I say. I’m a artist. I came back because I know a lot of people depended on me. It was not scripted but it ended perfect. A toast to Hip Hop. Sht gets a lil crazy.”
Elsewhere in his post, the rapper also said he would personally call Swizz Beatz to smooth things over, although the Verzuz co-founder told him it was all “ok.” Bizzy also saluted Three 6 Mafia’s handling of the situation.
“You guys did a HECK of a job and embracing me after that took class as well,” he wrote. “This is real. I am real. God bless you all.”
As reported by REVOLT, the Verzuz battle saw cameo performances by the likes of Lil Wayne, Project Pat, Lil Jon, Lil Flip and more. Late friends of the two rap groups were also shown love during the night, including Eazy-E, Pimp C and a closing Young Dolph tribute.
See Bizzy Bone’s full statement on Instagram below.
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