Fans are pitting Lil Wayne and JAY-Z against each other after the Reasonable Doubt crafter said no one can share the stage with him in a Verzuz battle.
Hov made the claim during a Tuesday night (Dec. 21) Twitter Spaces conversation with Alicia Keys and music executive Rob Markman. While discussing Keys’ new double album, 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 after Markman asked who he would consider going up against. “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 many of Hov’s fans have claimed the same thing, Tuesday’s Twitter Spaces was the first time the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer said it himself.
However, hip hop fans on Twitter were quickly up to the challenge, naming rappers who they believe have the discography to take on JAY. Lil Wayne frequently came up in conversation, causing him to trend on the social media app Wednesday morning (Dec. 22).
“Y’all realize how long Lil Wayne[‘s] music catalog is with hits? Like sit back and actually think about it,” one fan tweeted. “Do you really think JAY-Z has enough hits for Lil Wayne? If you’re thinking correctly, it’s not even close. JAY-Z gon get left behind after the first wave of songs. He can’t last.”
“I used to think Drake or Kanye [West] could stand with JAY, but Jadakiss changed the dynamic,” another person remarked, referring to The LOX and Dipset’s August battle. “You gotta have more than just hits. You need cuts that went platinum on the street. I don’t think they got it like that. Wayne can go into that bag, too.”
Do you think Lil Wayne could face JAY-Z in a Verzuz battle? See more of the debate on Twitter below.
I got Wayne against hov in a versus
— Moosa (@MoosaTDE) December 22, 2021
— Yusuke⚡️ (@noofugazi) December 22, 2021
Lil Wayne is beating Jay Z in a Vs
— Chop (@sultaanshabazz2) December 22, 2021
Wayne readin this ! This man jay-Z literally said “Wayne made me question if I still got it” !!! pic.twitter.com/Ptq0ORz3xZ
— Ranks (@SantinoRanks) December 22, 2021
Wayne got Hov songs that go harder than Hov songs.. Miss me with this https://t.co/FoozYviYnB
— C.J. Wilson (@CjWilson850) December 22, 2021
Y’all realize how long Lil Wayne music catalog is with hits? Like sit back and actually think about it. Do you really think Jay Z has enough hits for Lil Wayne? If you’re thinking correctly it’s not even close Jay Z gon get left behind after the first wave of songs he can’t last
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) December 22, 2021
I used to think Drake or Kanye could stand with Jay but Jadakiss changed the dynamic. You gotta have more than just hits. You need cuts that went platinum on the street. I don’t think they got it like that. Wayne can go into that bag too.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) December 22, 2021
Wayne discography from 2005 to 2012 kills jay z ENTIRE career pic.twitter.com/9tKiuZMEuJ
— Mikeroberts422 (@mikeroberts422) December 22, 2021
Lil Wayne is literally the only Rapper on the planet that can do a verzuz with Hov
— Bella to Fancy (@BellaInsane) December 22, 2021
So Jay Z said absolutely no one can stand on a stage with him for a #Verzuz? Nobody?! You sure Hov? Because umm… Lil Wayne may beg to differ! 👀👀👀
— A KING IS TWEETING🤫 (@ManishLife_Ty) December 22, 2021
Respectfully Wayne got more hits than him https://t.co/1IhH3DozNu
— osama bin trappin (@drakephobe) December 22, 2021
Let’s be honest. Wayne would. https://t.co/UvTjnL5eeg
— Master (@MasterTes) December 22, 2021