The battle for hits between Scream Tour alumni was announced by Soulja on Saturday May 22nd. “Soulja Boy vs Bow wow #verzuz it’s official 🔥,” Big Draco tweeted.
Shortly after SB broke the news, he and Bow took to Instagram Live to discuss the showdown.
“This shit is going to be larger than life, bro,” Bow Wow said. “I’m happy to celebrate with you. Like I said, I said [Timbaland], I don’t know anyone … they were throwing O in there. I saw a lot of Omarion. I’m like, ‘He’s my brother too,’ but O an R&B singer. I would really like to see O go against Mario, me personally. This is what I would like to see. You and I got so much sense, brother, we’ve been on a tour together. You and I have a whole mixtape together. We’re on tour right now. And on top of that shit, you released a hot new record. The day before Verzuz, my film came out. So you see how we line this shit up? “
Bow Wow refers to Fast and Furious 9, which is due to be released in the United States on June 25, meaning the Battle of Verzuz would take place on Saturday, June 26.
“We’re going up,” Soulja replied. “Shout out to all the fans, you know what it is. This has been in high demand.”
A Soulja Boy and Bow Wow battle has been mooted by fans for months on the internet, with the two rappers exchanging friendly blows over the possibility of the match going on. Now it looks like it’s going down.
Verzuz, which launched in 2020, has quickly become a cultural staple providing much-needed online entertainment during the pandemic. This year, Redman vs Method Man and Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah put forward the hip-hop side showcase.
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