“Love” Combs made it clear that he wants to take on Dr. Dre—and only Dr. Dre.
Diddy was feeling the heat last night (September 14) and he wasn’t even the one on the Verzuz stage. We reported on Fat Joe and Ja Rule’s match-up along with the aftermath that followed, and while fans are fiercely debating the night’s highlights, Diddy has been stirring the pot.
Hip Hops fans have been rallying for the Bad Boy mogul to take to the stage, but he has repeatedly stated—for over a year now—that he is only interested in pairing up with Dr. Dre. During the Verzuz last night, fans stated that they wanted to see Diddy and Jermaine Dupri go toe-to-toe, a look that Dupri co-signed, but Combs was clear that the Aftermath icon was his pick.
Meanwhile, Diddy also spoke directly to Dupri, detailing why he believes he would wash the So So Def founder. “Beloved you my n*gga but your arms too short to box with God!!” he wrote. “You ain’t got enough hits. 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 . -LOVE [black heart emoji]”
Those were some big words that elicited a huge response, including a comment from T.I. “I disagree. Side note: Why do I feel NY n*ggaz (Most of which I love,look up to, appreciate and respect)always feel like they so much above competition with their Atlanta (southern)constituents???? @50Cent ducking me the same way (@jermainedupri).”
You know the internet was quick to react to this one. Check it all out below. Do you think Diddy’s speaking facts or would he and JD be a great match up?
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) September 15, 2021
No. The matchup makes no sense stylistically. Diddy vs Jermaine Dupri was the one that made a lot of sense. Both have their hands in classic and iconic R&B records and rap records. https://t.co/BQvOhFm8h1
— 500 🏎 (@Kameron_Hay) September 15, 2021
A Diddy vs Jermaine Dupri Verzuz must be in the works for real, cuz they’re doing a lot of yapping tonight. Lol
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) September 15, 2021
But seriously if Diddy had more hits than Jermaine he would’ve been put in the songwriters hall of fame over him and the other Shawn from NYC.
— Fund My Business @TheQueendomBBTX (@queenveej) September 15, 2021
Diddy is heavily underestimating Jermaine Dupri’s pen.
— Ms. O (@Fabulousity201) September 15, 2021
Why diddy acting like jermaine dupri doesn't have bow wow , usher , mariah carey, jagged edge, xscape,da brat, under his belt tho lol he did songs with tlc , jay-z , alicia keys, janet jackson etc it won't be a clean sweep battle 🥴 https://t.co/847Oi5mGJl
— tσхíc víвєѕ ✞® (@fcckjulius) September 15, 2021
like jermaine dupri legit producing the whole song. the music the writing, the raps the singing, he doin it all. that wasn’t always diddy lol
— Jamal Cristopher (@JamCristopher) September 15, 2021
— IG: @RapArray (@ericmass_) September 15, 2021