Since the start of Verzuz, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz have been bringing joy to viewers with epic showdowns that have transported many down memory lane, while providing musical education to younger generations. In recent months, however, the Verzuz founders have been responsible for pairings many previously deemed impossible, increasing hope that some of the most desired battles have the potential to happen.
In a recent TMZ interview, Tim and Swizz expressed their wishes to put together a Dr. Dre and Diddy Verzuz — a battle they deem more likely to occur than a matchup between JAY-Z and Diddy. Though they believe there is a “slim chance” of the Bad Boy star and Hov facing off in a Verzuz, they shared that a competition between the “Last Night” rapper and the Compton native is “something different.”
“I can’t even say what’s not gonna happen anymore,” Swizz said. “We just let the universe naturally make things happen. I’m not gonna say no, I’m never going to say no anymore!”
In light of the previous Verzuz battle, it is clear why the Bronx producer is careful not to count out any potential competitions. Last month, he and Timbaland were successfully able to bring Jeezy and Gucci Mane together in battle that ended in a joint performance between the two Atlanta legends. After years of feuding, the two helped Verzuz garner 9.1 million people, breaking their livestream viewership record and surpassing ratings for some of the most popular award shows.
The Verzuz creators were also responsible for bringing the long-desired Brandy and Monica reunion to fruition. Back in April, Diddy told Fat Joe that he was “talking” to Tim and Swizz about a potential battle with Dr. Dre, but it remains to be seen whether the megaproducers will be able to make this happen as well.
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