Hours after Fat Joe took on Ja Rule for a Verzuz at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York, American record producer Jermaine Dupri has challenged Diddy to a Verzuz. Jermaine Dupri threw down the gauntlet by tweeting;
Somebody let @Diddy know I’m @thegarden right now! And he gon need some training for me. Diddy knocked down the So So Def founder’s challenge and responded by saying that Dupri “ain’t got enough hits.” According to a 51-year-old music producer, he’d “smash” him with the records he has with just Biggie Smalls and Mary J. Blige.
Diddy also told his rival that his “arms are too short to box with God!”. He ended his tweet by rekindling the legendary East Coast-West Coast rivalry, saying “Dr. Dre the only one that can get in the ring with me.” The response from Diddy was received with mixed reactions by fans and those familiar with Jermaine’s production discography.
Some disclosed that Jermaine recorded hits with Bow Wow, Usher, Mariah Carey, Jagged Edge, Xscape, Da Brat, TLC, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and many others. Others also pointed out that Jermaine has been inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, following the hits he has.