Kanye West Verzuz Drake: Fans say ‘this ain't never happening’
Kanye West, who tried his best to clash his 10th studio album ‘Donda’ with his arch-nemesis Drake’s latest ‘Certified Lover Boy’, was also apparently planning for a Verzuz face-off with the latter. One of the co-founders of Verzuz- Swizz Beatz spilled the beans over the weekend that Kanye was indeed planning for a showdown with the Toronto rap heavyweight.
While making an appearance on an online interview with another co-founder Timbaland, Swizz Beatz dropped the bomb that sent social media users into a frenzy. While a few supported the 44-year-old rapper others claimed that Drake would easily win the rap battle. The Grammy-winning rapper had reportedly shelved his album ‘Donda’ thrice with hoping to lock horns with Drake’s latest offering. However, Kanye’s record label Universal Music Group forcibly dropped the former’s album on leading streaming platforms on August 29 something which Kanye did not approve of.
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Was Kanye West planning Verzuz battle with Drake?
While we now eagerly wait for Fat Joe and Ja Rule to come in the ring for the latest Verzuz battle on September 14, Swizz Beatz surely spiced up the headlines with his latest revelation. Shedding light on Kanye planning a face-off with Drake, Beatz said, “Kanye was willing to do a Verzuz. You know what I am saying. He wanted to battle it out with Drake.” He continued, “I don’t know how the communication goes in between them but I left it up to them.” Beatz added, “That’ what I told Timb [Timbaland] as well that they have to bring it to the table. They have to agree to do that. Kanye was ready but I don’t know where they stand now. I leave it up to them.”
Verzuz battles first started in March 2020 after the world went into lockdown due to the deadly Coronavirus. Co-created by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, we saw hip-hop legends like Monica and Brandy, Snoop Dogg and the late DMX, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Nelly and Ludacris, Method Man and Redman and Alicia Keys and John Legend, among others going head to head for the epic battles. For those willing to check out the upcoming Verzuz between Fat Joe and Ja Rule, the event will be up for streaming at 6PM PT / 9PM ET. Tickets for the venue are also on sale since September 9. For the folks hitting the couch, they can catch all the action Live from the official Instagram page of Verzuz. The showdown will also be up on FiteTV app and Triller app.
‘Drake gonna pack Kanye out'
Hip-hop fans rushed to Twitter as soon as Swizz Beatz made the big revelation. The fans of Kanye and Drake battled it out on the microblogging site claiming their favorite will pick the title. One user posted, “Kanye is much better.” Another shared, “And of course Drake ran because he knew he couldn't stand up to such a powerful discography.” The next one stated, “Kanye runs to Pusha T for help. What drake gotta be scared for? If anything he’s trying to save Kanye’s career.”
Whereas, another user chimed in and claimed, “Drake would win, ratio me if u agree.” However, one supported Kanye and tweeted, “Ye would wash him” to which another shared, “Drake gonna pack Kanye out.” Speaking on the possible Verzuz, another added, “I bet Kanye would have Sunday Service singing the songs whole he raps. Man that would be insane.” While, another concluded, “Drake don’t mess with Swizz or Ye right now so this s**t ain’t never happening.”
Kanye is much better— 𝙄𝙘𝙚 ™ ★ 🇦🇷 #Pogba🔜RMA (@IceRMCF) September 11, 2021
And of course Drake ran because he knew he couldn't stand up to such a powerful discography— Damn (@BlackManDownBad) September 11, 2021
Kanye runs to Pusha T for help. What drake gotta be scared for? If anything he’s trying to save Kanye’s career— OVO Pres ✭ (@PresNYC) September 11, 2021
drake would win, ratio me if u agree— Rahim⁶𓅓🐐 (@Rahimbtw) September 11, 2021
Ye would wash him— DeAndre Williams 🥱 (@5starcoon) September 11, 2021
Drake gonna pack Kanye out— YFN Moon™️ 🌙 (@MikeyFlows) September 11, 2021
I bet Kanye would have Sunday Service singing the songs whole he raps. Man that would be insane 🥵— Tour 🐻🏁🌐💔 (@TourVersion) September 11, 2021
Drake don’t mess with Swizz or Ye right now so this shit ain’t never happening— Aaron Adade (@AAdade9) September 11, 2021