Swizz Beatz Responds To Drake’s Diss, Reveals Kanye West Wanted To Do A VERZUZ With Him
On Tuesday of next week, Ja Rule and Fat Joe will compete in a VERZUZ battle, which has fans guessing what each rapper will do and who will win. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, the show’s producers, are on a promotional tour for it and VERZUZ in general.
The two appeared on Angie Martinez’s show and discussed a variety of topics. Angie mentioned performing a VERZUZ with Kanye West and Drake at one point throughout the chat. She swiftly shifted the focus of the conversation to Drake’s recent jabs at Swizz on his song “You Only Live Twice.” Drake raps on the track with Ross and Wayne, saying:
“Unthinkable when I think of the way these n*ggas been acting
I never did you nothing and you play like we family, huh?
Next thing, you wanna shoot me down, it can’t be love
Not sure where you was trynna send it, it can’t be up
That day you sounded like a b*tch, you fancy, huh?”
Swizz responded that he liked the song and acknowledges that rappers going at each other is how Hip-Hop started. He goes on to say “I said how I felt, he said how he felt, I guess we even… and he didn’t go too crazy in the record also, you know? He could have said many things, that man is a clever artist.’
The interesting part is, Swizzy goes on to reveal that at one point, Kanye West wanted to do a VERZUZ with Drake. It seems as though this was in the short period when Drake and Ye were cool again, because he goes on to say “I think they communication started getting in a zone but I left that up to them.”
A Kanye and Drake VERZUZ back then, or now, or anytime in the future in fact, is nuts. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to happen not only because of Drake’s problems with Ye, but Swizz too. We can only dream.
You can check out that portion of the interview below.