After Jermaine Dupri threw down the gauntlet and challenged Diddy to a Verzuz, Diddy replied that his “arms are too short to box with God!” ”
Jermaine Dupri felt like going in the ring as Fat Joe took on Ja Rule for a Verzuz at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater.
“Someone should tell [Diddy] I’m [at MSG] right now!” ” Jermaine, 48, tweeted alongside a photo of himself outside the famed NYC theatre.
“And he’ll have to put me through some training.” Diddy, who continues to go by the pseudonym “LOVE,” swiftly dismissed the idea of him going head-to-head with Dupri. Diddy, 51, tweeted, “Beloved to you, my n—-, but your arms too short to box with God!!!”
Diddy informed Durpi that he didn’t have “enough hits” and that with the records he has with Biggie Smalls and Mary J. Blige, he’d “smash” Jermaine. “However, as a musical legend, I hold you in the highest regard.”
Diddy concluded his statement by speculating on who he might face in a Verzuz match (while also rekindling the legendary East Cost-West Coast rivalry.) “[Dr. Dre] is the only one who can compete with me in the ring.” Fans, particularly those familiar with Jermaine’s producing discography, were taken aback by Diddy’s remark.
One fan tweeted, “Why is Diddy behaving like Jermaine Dupri doesn’t have Bow Wow, Usher, Mariah Carey, Jagged Edge, Xscape, Da Brat under his belt?” “He worked with TLC, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and others, so it won’t be a clean sweep.”
“Hold on now… because the hits [Jermaine] created with [Mariah Carey] may last ten rounds by themselves,” another said. A third tweeted, “You told a man in the Songwriters Hall of Fame he ain’t have enough hits for you,” referring to Jermaine’s induction in 2018. “Get Swizz [Beatz] on the phone and set this up.
Swizz, 43, previously disclosed that Dr. Dre was set to participate in a Verzuz in March, but stepped out after seeing the platform’s early technical troubles. Beats founder Dr. Dre didn’t want to be linked with poor sound quality, so he departed.
“It crushed our hearts when Dr. Dre didn’t like Teddy Riley and Babyface’s sound. Swizz remarked, “Oh my God,” in an interview with the Breakfast Club, according to Complex. “At the conclusion, he was supposed to declare that he was going to do VERZUZ that night…
He picked up the phone. ‘Man, I can’t be a part of nothing that sounds like that,’ he said. Quality is my legacy.’ ‘Oh, we just lost Dre,’ I thought… “That one felt a little out of control.”