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Diddy and Jermaine Dupri finally agreed to a face-off on ‘Verzuz’

Diddy finally accepts Jermaine Dupri's Verzuz challenge.

Diddy & Jermaine Dupri Agree to Do a Battle: ‘It Ain’t No “Verzuz,” It’s Just Hit for Hit’

Challenge accepted! the Bad Boy Records founder has finally agreed to go hit for hit with Jermaine Dupri for a VERZUZ battle.

Last September, Diddy rejected Dupri’s challenge, telling Dupri that his “arms too short to box with God” and he “aiint got enough hits.” Diddy continued, “I’ll smash you with just biggie n Mary . But I do have the upmost respect on you as a musical legend – Dre the only one can get in the ring w me.”

Dupri fired back at Diddy a few days later, telling V-103 Atlanta, “I just want to make sure everybody understands this. I am in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I am in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Puff Daddy’s not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Steve Stoute and the Trackmasters are not in the Hall of Fame.”

After almost a year of going back-and-forth over a potential battle ─ Diddy went on Instagram Live on Thursday night (August 18) and decided to invite the So So Def founder into the session. Feeling confident about his chances in a head-to-head, Diddy said: “JD, if you want that smoke, you can get that smoke anytime.”

Dupri, and his partner Bryan-Michael Cox, told Diddy to “relax” before agreeing to set up an event in Atlanta. But instead of battling, they want to showcase the history of their respective labels, Bad Boy Records and So So Def Recordings, by simply playing all their hits with no drama.

“Since we ain’t fucking with Verzuz no more since they’re fucking around with our boys, we don’t need to be going against each other,” Diddy said in the clip below. “Let’s come together and do that Bad Boy, So So Def in Atlanta. It ain’t no Verzuz, it’s just hit for hit.”

In response, Dupri simply added, “Let’s do it.”

On Thursday night (August 18), Puff demanded the Hip Hop community should not support Triller in any fashion until Timbo and Swizz are fully compensated and taken care of by the platform, they claim owes them millions of dollars.

“When me and JD were talking about Verzuz, I mistakenly said Verzuz instead of Triller,” Diddy explained in a follow-up video posted to Instagram. “So to clarify it: We’re not fucking with Triller until they take care of Timb and Swizz for Verzuz.”

He repeated: “Nobody fucks with Triller until they take care of Tim and Swizz because Tim and Swizz is Verzuz. Am I being clear?”

The LOX' Styles P will gladly boycott Verzuz if Swizz Beatz and Timbaland split with Triller.

TMZ spoke with The LOX rapper — who was part of one of the more memorable Verzuz Battles against last August — on Wednesday (August 17) about the legal dispute between the two parties that emerged earlier this week. last August — on Wednesday (August 17) about the legal dispute between the two parties that emerged earlier this week.

“It would be good if they – Triller, Swizz and Tim — could rock out and figure a way to fix this,” he said. “Hip Hop, it’s always a lot of funny shit in it. I think people should just stick to what they said they were going to from the beginning.”

He added: “Hip Hop people shouldn’t fuck with it if Swizz and Tim ain’t involved. I sure wouldn’t. I wouldn’t watch it at all.”

In recent news, Verzuz co-founders are reportedly suing Triller for $28 million plus damages. They claim the company failed to hold up the financial end of the bargain when they decided to sell the popular platform.

Court documents obtained by TMZ accuse Triller of defaulting on its agreement after just two payments. Swizz and Timbo said they settled with Triller after the initial default, but claimed Triller continued to make one installment and then didn’t pay the remaining balance.

Triller responded with a statement, pointing out it already paid Swizz Beatz and Timbaland over $50 million in cash and stock.

“This is not a feud over VERZUZ but simply about earn-out payments to Swizz and Tim,” the statement read. “Swizz and Tim have personally been paid by Triller over $50 million in cash and stock to-date, and they stand to benefit even more over time. In addition, they have annual obligations, which if met, and no breach has occurred, entitles them to additional payments.

“Only one payment of $10 million is in question. We do not believe they have met the thresholds for that payment yet, which include, but are not limited to, delivery of a set number of VERZUZ events for 2022.”

It concluded: We have been trying to resolve this amicably and this does not affect VERZUZ operations or Triller’s ownership of VERZUZ. If this does proceed in court, we look forward to a judgment that weighs all the facts.”

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