It’s not that they don’t want to see Kodak Black win, but few expect it this time around.
The Florida spitter took to Twitter on Monday and decided to risk 15% of his music catalog as he challenged Jay-Z to a Verzuz battle. His directions were also easy to follow.
“I’m going to do a versus with Jay Z,” he shared. “’IF’ he wins, he will get 15% of my catalog! I win that he appoints me vice-president of the roc nation.
In replies to his tweet, hip-hop fans wonder if Yak could make it or not, with most accepting that his discography is unlikely to overwhelm Shawn Carter’s. Timbaland, who co-founded Verzuzeven shared what he thought, drop laughing emojis in an Instagram comment.
Hov doesn’t have high hopes for any rapper trying to go against him, recently saying during a chat with Alicia Keys that no one “can stand on this stage” with him.
“It’s not a chance in hell that anyone can stand on this stage with me,” Hov said of his chances of making a Verzuz. “Do you have to stand in front of the ‘Grammy Family Freestyle’ live?” No one’s ever seen me play that, gotta stand by that? That will never happen.
Kodak Black isn’t the only MC feeling up to the challenge. Last year, DMX offered a showdown with Jay, and Rick Ross talked about his Verzuz potential with Jay in a recent maintenance.
“Jay-Z…yeah! Why not?” said Ross. “For me, that’s what makes Verzuz special because it brings out the best in both parties. It’s a possibility, but I have to give my flowers to the big mate. I’ve got to. My buddy gave me my first opportunity to sign to Def Jam Records, and he’s one of a kind.