Fans have long hoped for JAY-Z to make an appearance on the Verzuz stage, but according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer himself, nobody has the discography to take him on.
Hov said as much during a Tuesday night (Dec. 21) Twitter Spaces conversation with Alicia Keys and music executive Rob Markman. While discussing the iconic singer’s new double-album KEYS, her husband Swizz Beatz’s co-founded battle series came up in conversation.
“I ain’t gonna lie. No disrespect, everyone’s amazing. They’ve done what they’ve done. No one can stand on that stage with me,” JAY-Z said during the chat, shutting down rumors of any potential opponents. “It’s not a chance in hell that anyone can stand on that stage with me for, I don’t know how long [a battle] is, one hour? Two hours?”
While Hov claims no rapper can face him on the Verzuz stage, that doesn’t mean they haven’t tried. Since the inception of Verzuz, fans have pitted the rap star up against possible opponents in dream battle matches. T.I., Snoop Dogg and the late DMX all made similar challenges.
Just last week, Rick Ross also said opposing JAY-Z on the Verzuz stage was a “possibility.”
However, Rozay made it clear that he would ultimately want the opportunity to give JAY his flowers.
Hear JAY-Z’s comments about Verzuz on Twitter below.
— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) December 22, 2021
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