Jermaine Dupri Confirms So So Def & Bad Boy Will Compete In A Verzuz Battle

Jermaine Dupri Confirms So So Def & Bad Boy Will Compete In A Verzuz Battle


Jermaine Dupri has confirmed that he and Diddy will go head-to-head in an upcoming Verzuz battle!

While performing in Atlanta over the weekend, songwriter and record producer Jermaine Dupri confirmed that his label, So So Def, will go up against Diddy’s Label, Bad Boy Records, in a Verzuz battle.

“I’m saying this to let y’all know that the So So Def/ Bad Boy’s Verzuz is happening!” 

The Hip-hop moguls have been going back and forth about a potential Verzuz battle for almost a year. As we reported last year, they’ve been sharing slight digs at each other on social media, but previously claimed that they would go “hit for hit” rather than compete with each other.

Diddy, Jermaine Dupri

In August, the two entertainers spoke on the thought of battling each other while on Instagram live.

Diddy jokingly challenged Jermaine to a battle and said:

“J.D., if you want that smoke you can get that smoke anytime.”

They both laughed as Jermaine immediately said “relax.”

Diddy then added:

“Since we ain’t f***king around with Verzuz no more ’cause they f***king around with our boys, we don’t need to be going against each other.”

Diddy is referring to the legal battle between Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and social media site Triller over money paid to the two Hip-hop legends after Triller purchased their Verzuz series. Swizz and Timbaland sued Triller for $28 million. The parties involved in the suit have since reached an agreement. However, the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

At the time of their IG chat, Diddy told JD,

“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.”

Both labels were founded in 1993 and are responsible for putting out some of the biggest hits of the 90s and early 2000s. So So Def had prominent acts such as; Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge and Lil Bow Wow to name a few. While Bad Boys had artists such as; The Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, 112, Mase, and The Lox.

As of now, there is no date scheduled for the battle, however many fans are already excited and placing bets on who they think will win. No matter who wins, it looks like it will be a very entertaining event!

What are your thoughts? Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments below!


Authored by: Monique Nicole