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Romeo salutes Bow Wow and Soulja Boy during their Verzuz battle

“You inspired all of us up here,” he said to Bow Wow.

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During Soulja Boy and Bow Wow’s epic Verzuz battle Saturday (June 26), Romeo stopped by to deliver a message to his peers.

You inspired all of us up here,” he said to Bow Wow. “For real, you need your roses while you can smell ‘em. Me, I was Kobe where I didn’t have to be the most talented but I’ma work my ass off. I know my purpose.”

“And Soulja, you was the LeBron of our era where you came and you was just the innovator you switched shit up,” Romeo continued. “You had niggas wearing they name on their glasses. You deserve your roses too, man. So, this is what it’s about. At the end of the day we’re stronger together.”

Romeo, of course, initially wanted to participate in a Verzuz battle with Bow Wow. Back in May, the two rappers traded shots on social media ahead of what many thought would be a Verzuz between the two.

During an episode of Fox Soul’s “The Mix,” Romeo shared his thoughts on the two once lil rappers squaring-up. “If Bow Wow do a goddamn battle and it’s not with me, don’t do it. If Bow do a battle, I’m open for it,” Romeo said.

When Romeo’s comments reached Bow Wow, the Beware of Dog rapper barked back. “You sure you want this smoke? I see you calling me out. You sure this what you want to do?” Bow Wow tweeted.

Romeo replied to Bow Wow via his Instagram story. “Regarding this Verzuz talk, I’ve gave this man Bow @shadmoss his roses since we was kids and even reached out myself (multiple times) to celebrate him and our era together in a creative way,” he wrote. “I could put my pride to the side if it means doing something positive and bringing back nostalgia for a dope ass generation.”

“Now if you think this is smoke my brother, we could hit up @loganpaul and get on one of those boxing tickets,” Romeo continued. “You know me in real life bro, we aren’t kids anymore; leave that for the fans. This ain’t about the competition for me, this is about showing the impact that two young black kids had on the entire industry. That’s the Win. To inspire the next! It’s NoLimit. You got my number, hit me.”

Despite Romeo’s efforts to bait Bow Wow. Bow Wow seemed to believe Soulja Boy was a more worthwhile opponent.

Watch Romeo salute Bow Wow and Soulja Boy below:

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