Cypress Hill and Onyz were anticipating they were going to give audiences a real hip hop show, but Triller had other plans. The last Verzuz got flack when it was announced there was going to be a paywall behind the event. Swizz Beatz came out to quell the backlash at the time by stating fans did not have to pay to see it.
Well, this time around, there was plenty of fans who did not even know there was a Verzuz showdown. B Real of Cypress Hill had previously spoke with Allhiphop about how he was prepared to put together their catalog songs for a battle.
“Our thoughts are in the game for sure, because we ain’t never in it to take #2 spot. [laughs] We’re crafting it. You got to, you got to give those dudes their respect. They got a strong getdown. You can’t underestimate anybody, especially from the 90’s golden era of hip hop who had hit songs that toured the world. They have music to stretches, you can’t ever underestimate that. What we are going to do is put on a good show for the m############ watching and the people watching the stream, because that’s what we do,” said B Real to Allhiphop .
SOCIAL MEDIA BACKLASH
The social media landscape voiced their displeasure of the lack of advertising of the event and the pay feature added to the program. As most people know, the origin of Verzuz was on IG live during the first quarantine due to the lockdown in the first wave of covid-19.
B Real jumped on Twitter to speak to his followers about his disdain for what happened.
Corporate greed took a great experience from the culture. They sold us out and you guys paid the price https://t.co/qqd820uC3q
— Challz Brown (@ChallzBrown) May 16, 2022
B Real also made a video about the problematic Verzuz that he believes robbed his fans of seeing them perform in the video below.
Check out the fan reactions below.
Between #VERZUZ & #honeypot IDK how long we can keep saying "support black owned" when they AIN'T black owned. Honeypot is w/the sneaky shit & Johnson's Products, Carol's Daughter Soft Sheen & Shea Moisture sell their companies to white men under the guise of being black-owned. https://t.co/QwzKvSHBqG
— Petty & Melanated (@PettyMelanated) May 15, 2022
It’s about time for Swizz & Tim to wrap up the Verzuz platform, it was good while it started but now it’s trash
— JT (@JTriplett0825) May 15, 2022
The Fact That They Still Doing Verzuz Is Hilarious We Watched That Shit Because We Was Stuck In The House https://t.co/jD2twI0Pzp
— CW (@AKidFromCleOH) May 15, 2022
50 never doin it he said once ppl went back outside its pointless plus 50 goin on his europeon tour in 2 weeks for 3 months
— Bookdex (@bookdex) May 15, 2022
Guys, VERZUZ has been a wrap for quite some time now. (Specifically, Three 6 vs Bone Thugs was the nail in the coffin.) They took a simple format and started doing too much. When a company started asking you to download an app to watch, that was your sign. https://t.co/B06hxjSqhO
— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) May 15, 2022