On Oct. 24, the Jeezy-T.I. lineup was announced as the season 2 opener in the popular DJ competition, which launched in March with a battle between founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The Verzuz series — which pits one classic artist or producer against another, working to one-up each other with their catalog of hits — has become enormously popular, peaking with the Brandy vs. Monica battle on Aug. 31, which drew more than 1.2 million viewers.
However, late Saturday night, Gucci Maine tweeted “Tell buddy get ready @verzuzonline”, as an announcement of Verzuz’s presentation of a “cultural celebration, Live from ATL,” between the “TrapGod vs SnoCone,” with the official word arriving right after midnight, followed by a Verzuz retweet.
So what happened? Jeezy has been talking about quashing his beef with Maine since last summer, even appearing on T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast to say so. Considering that T.I. was all for a reconciliation during that broadcast and jumped onto Instagram to show his support with “Now THIS…. Is what the people wants to see‼…Trap Muzik salutes y’all,” presumably this was a peaceful switch on all sides.
This is not a false alarm 🚨 The Super Bowl of the South.🔥
Some said it would NEVER happen, but it’s finally ON.
This Thursday at 5pm PT/8pm ET on @applemusic in HD. Drinks by @Ciroc. pic.twitter.com/mfHNP28CQs
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) November 15, 2020