Bow Wow and Soulja Boy will square off for real this Saturday (June 26) at 8 p.m. ET for the latest chapter of Verzuz, after considerable anticipation and weeks of Twitter fighting. Timbaland and Swizz Beatz invented the live rap battle programme during the pandemic as a method to enhance live performances. It is now in its second season. On Verzuz, Ashanti and Keyshia Cole, Jeezy and Gucci Mane, and E-40 and Too Short have all fought. In the lead-up to the show, Soulja Boy wasted no time mocking Bow Wow. After trading barbs on social media — “Have you seen your hairline recently,” Bow Wow questioned in one especially venomous tweet — the “Crank That” rapper went so far as to mimic Bow Wow’s famed scheme.
Bow Wow allegedly shared a photo of a private plane he was boarding in 2017, only for someone else to post on Snapchat that the “Like You” rapper was actually sitting a few rows across on a regular airline. Soulja Boy simply posted the four-year-old (Bow Wow attempted to pass it off as six-year-old) photographs on Instagram without a caption, then tweeted on Monday: “It’s all right bow wow, thanks of me, u get to fly private for real for the first time for verzuz u don’t have to cap no more with the challenge and commercial spirit flights.” The artists have been buddies for years, despite the back-and-forth taunting. They’ve made it obvious that whatever is said is all in good humour. “Yo @souljaboy, we’re still doing what we’ve been doing after all these years! You’re releasing new singles. I’m back in theatres with #Fast9, which opens TODAY! What more could we possibly want?
Tomorrow is the big day! Let’s get started.” Bow Wow sent out a tweet on Friday. Soulja Boy said, “4sho it’s been years and we’re still rocking out.” “Let’s have some fun while making history. This is for all of our fans who have been with us since the beginning and have seen us through everything.” Tune in to Versus TV’s Instagram Live on Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to see if the plane mishap is addressed in a rap song, or stream the combat with Triller or the FITE app. The duo is also a part of the newly announced “Millennium Tour 2021,” which will take off on October 1 and stop in Chicago on October 29 at the Wintrust Arena. Previous Verzuz combat participants Ashanti, Omarion, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, and Sammie are all on the tour.