Eve or Trina, who will win Verzuz battle? Air time and how to live stream duel of the female rappers
After calls for more women matches, Verzuz announces that female rappers Eve and Trina will be be next contestants in virtual battle
Fans of rappers Eve and Trina, you'll be delighted to know that they'll be appearing on the webcast series Verzuz. The announcement was made on Verzuz' official Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday, June 9. This is big for the show, as fans have been clamoring for more females to be represented. It looks like you were all heard.
The show, which streamed live on Instagram and Apple Music in the past has quickly gained a cult fan following since it was first introduced in 2020. It became a go-to for music fans during the pandemic, and even quickly got the attention of popular musicians. In August 2020, Jucy J said he wanted Three 6 mafia to compete with NWA. The last battle of 2020 featured West Coast legends E-40 and Too $hort.
While the battles themselves do not have any winners, they've managed to draw the attention and interest of fans for their interesting matchups. Now, Eve and Trina will be the next to battle it out, followed shortly by Soulja Boy and Bow Wow. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Verzuz battle.
The Eve v Trina battle will kick off Verzuz' summer lineup, with the duo set to compete on June 16 (Wednesday). The exact timing for the battle hasn't been announced, we will let you know as soon as we do.
How to live stream
You can stream the battle on Verzuz' Instagram account or on parent company Triller's mobile app. The stream will also be available on the digital streaming service FITE TV. Since the battle is streamed for free on Verzuz' Instagram, you should be able to access it for free on the other platforms. In the past, all Verzuz battles have streamed free on both Triller and FITE TV, with replays available as well.
Let's get this SUMMER started!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥— VERZUZ (@verzuzonline) June 10, 2021
💕 @THEREALEVE vs @TRINAROCKSTARR | 6/16 (In partnership w/ @VibesOnTBS)
🔥 @SMOSS vs @SOULJABOY | 6/26
🎤 ? vs ? | 7/1 (In partnership w/ @ESSENCE)
🌍 #VERZUZ | Stay Tuned 👀
Watch on @Triller, @FITETV, or on our IG
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Who is competing?
A singer, songwriter, actress, and TV presenter, Eve has quickly made a name for herself in the media industry. She began her career in 2001 as a solo artist, with 'Let There Be Eve...'. That eventually topped the Billboard 200 and was followed by other hits like 'Who's That Girl' and 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind' (FaceTime. Gwen Stefani). In 2005, she and Stefani collaborated again for 'Rich Girl'. She then spent the next decade bogged down in label issues, before returning with the 2013 hit album 'Lip Rock'.
The rapper first rose to fame after impressing Dr Dre, and impressing DMX enough to join his Ruff Ryders label. In the 2000s, she also appeared in several films like 'XXX', ' The Woodsman', and ' Whip It'. Following the success of 'Lip Rock', Eve joined Stefani's 'This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour' in 2016, and released 'Reloaded' in 2019. Of late, she's heavily invested her time in TV shows like 'The Talk', 'Empire', and 'Queens', but still remains a formidable rapper.
No stranger to the music scene, Trina was crowned 'the most consistent female rapper of all time' by XXL Magazine in 2010. In 1998, she caught the attention of Miami rapper Trick Daddy, leading to a role in his popular 'Nann Nigga'. In 200, she made her solo debut with 'Da Baddest Bitch' followed by 'Diamond Princess' in 2002. Throughout her long career, Trina has collaborated with noted singers like Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Flo Rida and Rick Ross among others.
With numerous songs frequently topping the rap and hip-hop charts, Trina is clearly a popular musician. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows like 'Love & Hip-Hop', 'The Mo'Nique Show', and 'Hip Hop Squares'.
'This is dope' says Twitter
"I’m hype! Lol I love me some Trina! I was rappin her shit when I ain’t have no business knowing them words," one person tweeted. Another said, "This is dope i might give this one to Eve personally but Trina got some smash hits. It’ll be close."
I’m hype! Lol I love me some Trina! I was rappin her shit when I ain’t have no business knowing them words 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/8m87qdPhIV— Lina (@Hodziee) June 10, 2021
"I can’t wait for this. Trina is so underrated and I love watching the underdog win every time. y’all did the same thing with Ashanti," one user said.
I can’t wait for this. Trina is so underrated and I love watching the underdog win every time. y’all did the same thing with Ashanti https://t.co/ZKquQRrzhP— coco (@singlblkfem) June 10, 2021
One user already seemed to have a winner picked out, tweeting, "Trina is going to wash Eve, disrespectfully." Another agreed, saying, "So ready for this EVE VS TRINA...... I am going with Trina on this one...... even tho listen to them both and love both of there music."
Trina is going to wash Eve, disrespectfully— Joyce Philippe (@JoyceMeetsWorld) June 10, 2021
So ready for this EVE VS TRINA...... I am going with Trina on this one...... even tho listen to them both and love both of there music— Youtube: Its Lamichael (@imlamichael) June 10, 2021
There's another unannounced battle scheduled for July 1, according to Verzuz. The company also claimed it is "going international" but did not specify what that meant. But by the sounds of it, Verzuz is here to stay, and might even be roping talent from outside the US to compete.