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UPDATED 5/27, 12:05 p.m. ET: On Wednesday afternoon Bow Wow cast some doubt on his Verzuz squaring off against Soulja Boy, tweeting, “Ain’t talking versuz until i see some contracts. FACTS….back to regular scheduling program.”
Swizz Beatz promptly replied, “Knock it off King!!!!!!!”
Swizz also talked about the match-up on the Quicksilva Show with Dominique Da Diva.
“Yeah, it seems like it’s real,” Swizz said when asked if it’s happening. “It’s 99 percent real. … We ain’t get to get into the date yet—they got excited, which I’m happy [about]. I love to see when people get excited and it’s organic. Everything don’t have to be formal all the time, you know? So, we’re gonna roll out a whole calendar that’s gonna show you the next five-plus Verzuz.”
When a confused fan asked Bow Wow on Twitter if an earlier Verzuz tease was no longer true, he answered, “until its 100% confirmed ill get excited. Are they trying to get it done ? Yes. Is it done right now? No.”
And despite that whole tweet saying he won’t talk Verzuz till the contracts are ironed out, he kept tweeting about Verzuz:
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Hours after Bow Wow teased a June 26 date for the battle on social media, Soulja Boy took to Twitter Saturday to make the announcement official. However, neither Swizz Beatz nor Timbaland has confirmed the Verzuz matchup yet. Swizz did share Soulja’s tweet on his IG Stories.
Shortly after Soulja Boy confirmed the battle, Bow Wow took to Instagram to respond.
“Soulja, I have so many No. 1s,” Bow Wow said in an Instagram video. “If you go on Google right now and you type in ‘Rappers with the most No. 1s,’ you will see Drake first, Eminem, Lil Wayne. I’m on a list with a lot of greats. There ain’t a lot of us.”
The announcement arrives just a few days after Soulja Boy claimed Bow Wow was scared to face off against him in a battle.
“Bow Wow scared of me, man. You see when Romeo said something, he jumped right on it but as soon as they said “Big Draco” name, Bow Wow be quiet as hell making up all types of excuses, man. Bow Wow knows what’s up with me,” Soulja told Tampa Bay’s Wild 94.1.
Romeo previously challenged Bow Wow to a Verzuz battle, prompting a response from Bow Wow. “You sure you want this smoke? I see you calling me out. You sure this is what you want to do?” the 34-year-old rapper wrote in a Twitter post last week.
Meanwhile, fans have been demanding a Soulja Boy-Bow Wow Verzuz battle since last summer.
“He know everybody in the world, everybody on Twitter, everybody say they wanna see Bow Wow vs. Soulja Boy, but he wanna battle Romeo ’cause he know he gon’ win that one and he know Big Draco gon’ give him that real smoke,” Soulja, in an interview with 94.1 last week, said.