Jermaine Dupri Throws Shots at Diddy Following Diddy’s Verzus Shade
Jermaine “JD” Dupri is not taking Diddy’s shade lightly. The So So Def Record label owner invited Diddy to a Verzus music battle and was shocked by Diddy’s response. Diddy’s shady response went viral. But Dupri is making it known that he remains at the top of his game. In fact, he says he’s surpassed Diddy.
Diddy shoots down Jermaine Dupri’s invitation to a Verzus battle
During the Fat Joe and Ja Rule Verzus battle, Dupri let Diddy know that he’s ready to go against him in their own music war.
“Somebody let [Diddy] know I’m [the garden] right now,” Dupri tweeted on Sept. 14. “And he gon [sic] need some training for me.” But Diddy seemed less than impressed, responding, “Beloved you my n—-a but your arms too short to box with God. You aiint [sic] got enough hits. I’ll smash you with just biggie n [sic] Mary. But I do have the upmost [sic] respect on you as a musical legend – Dre the only one can get in the ring w [sic] me.”
To qualify for a Verzus battle, each artist much present 20 of their biggest hits. Dupri and Diddy, who serve as both producers and artists, could use their own singles or music they’ve created for others.
Jermaine Dupri hints that he’s more successful than Diddy
Durpi is taking offense to Diddy’s comments. The producer told V-103 Atlanta radio hosts that he’s reached heights Diddy has yet to achieve. “Let me say this to y’all, everybody, be clear,” Dupri began. “I just want to make sure everybody understands this: I am in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and I am in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Puff Daddy’s not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Steve Stoute and the Trackmasters are not in the Hall of Fame.”
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Dupri was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. He’s penned hits for some of the biggest names in music, including Xscape, Mariah Carey, Usher, and beyond.
“It’s only four of us. Me, Dallas Austin, Jay-Z, and Missy Elliott—when it comes to songwriting…I shouldn’t have to play nothing,” Dupri explained. “Y’all should have to hear his music. I am in a seat that Puff Daddy can’t pay for. You have to write songs, and as far as I’m concerned, as far as I’m concerned, I don’t know if he’ll ever get in that club.”
Usher thinks Diddy and Jermaine Dupri is a fair battle
Usher is one fellow artist who would love to see Diddy and Dupri go toe-to-toe. “I mean being a part of the hits that he (JD) has, I can’t say that [JD isn’t qualified to battle Diddy],” he told TMZ. “JD got plenty of hits and I think that Diddy does too. They [are] both my brothers…That can definitely be a great one.”
Usher also gave Diddy a word of advice. He let the Bad Boy Record Label owner know that a Verzus battle is more of a celebration of each other’s catalogs versus an actual competition. “I don’t think one is better than the other,” he said.