Hot New Hip Hop said today that even before Jeezy and Gucci began their rap battle on Verzuz this week, there were already one million people watching the show.
Fans in the comment section – who had been waiting for more than an hour for the show to start – discussed whether the two rappers would even be able to get through the performance without getting into a fight. Gucci started with a diss-track in which he put Jeezy on blast.
The two rappers exchanged tense words and bars, and it seemed as though it could’ve gone south at any moment. Rappers and stars such as Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Gunna, Mustard, Killer Mike, Rich Homie Quan, and many others cast their votes on who they thought won each round.
Additionally, Gucci Mane performed another track in which he fired shots at Jeezy and his friend who he supposedly killed in self-defense. At the end of the show, however, it all came to a close and the pair of artists rapped along to their 2005 hit song together, “Icy.”
In other words, Jeezy and Gucci Mane wound up reconciling after all, but many fans wondered if the feud had just been hyped up from the beginning. Fans began to call for other rappers to put their beef behind them, including people like 50 Cent and Ja Rule.
As most know, Ja Rule and 50 Cent have feuded for a long, long time. The pair of rappers first started trashing each other in the early 2000s during a time when Ja Rule was at the height of his fame, as was Eminem and 50 Cent. The feud between Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, and Ja Rule has spilled out onto social media and other public forums many times over the years.
For instance, 50 Cent was praised by social media users as the king of trolls when he bought several rows worth of tickets at one of Ja Rule’s concerts that way the first few front rows would be entirely empty. The rapper later wrote on his account that for “15$ a pop,” he couldn’t resist.