Rappers Ludacris and Nelly celebrated the 20th anniversary of a few of their most important albums on Saturday evening by battling one another on a Verzuz battle on Instagram dwell.
Over 400,000 viewers tuned in to the R&B face-off, a weekly Instagram occasion launched by hip hop producer Timbaland for tens of millions of music followers who’re sheltering in place.
Nelly’s WiFi connection was glitchy, delaying the battle, however Ludacris stored followers entertained and DJing till Nelly linked.
Ludacris began off his set sporting a face masks, together with a Hawks jersey from his dwelling in Atlanta.
Nelly sported a College Metropolis Excessive Faculty baseball jersey, the place he as soon as performed in his hometown of St. Louis. After overcoming his technical difficulties, Nelly confirmed off the Diamond Award he gained for his 2000s’ hit album “Nation Grammar,” whereas enjoying “Trip Wit Me.”
Different musicians tuned in, including their ideas within the feedback, and receiving shoutouts from Ludacris, who reminded viewers how expert of a DJ he’s.
Ciara, Likelihood and Usher all received repeated mentions after popping up within the feedback, as did comic Tiffany Haddish.
Ludacris paid homage to the musicians who had been watching.
“There’s quite a lot of residing legends in right here,” he mentioned.
Most viewers of Saturday’s battle agreed that Ludacris was the clear winner. Nevertheless, viewers additionally got here to a different consensus: Nelly remains to be sizzling.
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