JAY-Z was asked who he would like to go up against, to which he prefaced that he means “no disrespect” and that “everyone’s amazing,” but nobody could defeat him.
Verzuz has seen over 35 battles from Babyface to DMX to Patti Labelle — but will it ever see JAY-Z? Respectfully, he’s never going to do it. Hov appeared on Alicia Key’s Twitter Spaces conversation on Tuesday night where the topic of Verzuz, created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, came up.
The artist’s discography includes 13 solo albums, five joint albums, and many mixtapes dating back to the late ’90s.
“No one can stand on that stage with me,” the most Grammy-nominated artist said, adding, “It’s not a chance in hell that anyone can stand on that stage with me.”
“You got to stand in front of the ‘Grammy Family Freestyle’ live? No one has ever even seen me perform that, you got to stand in front of that? That ain’t never going to happen,” JAY-Z continued.
A conversation has now been sparked on whether or not JAY-Z is correct or if another artist could go up to bat. Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nas, Drake, and even his wife, Beyoncé, have been mentioned as potential Verzuz opponents for the Brooklyn rapper.
Verzuz was created by rappers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. Through the entertainment platform producers, songwriters and artists compete against each other.