The dirty south gets represented on the popular “Versuz” battle franchise on Instagram headed by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The latest installment included Nelly and Ludacris and the two men delivered some of their biggest hits.
During a momentary pause in the Verzuz battle between Ludacris and Nelly on Saturday night (May 16) due to the latter’s Internet issues, Luda debuted part of “Silence of the Lambs,” a new track featuring Lil Wayne that was produced by Timbaland and included references to Bill Cosby, R. Kelly and Roseanne Barr.
Nelly WiFi not working. R Kelly reference. And chance the rapper singing… pic.twitter.com/2svhmIJ1Ye
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“I love R. Kelly, but around my daughters I’m not comfortable,” Luda raps in the opening verse, after dropping a lyrical reference to “Bill Huxtable” and before declaring that racists are still drinking “from Roseanne’s bar.” Weezy comes in to warble through the second verse, and on the hook Ludacris makes his intent clear: “Rap brought me back to restore a little bit of balance, n—a.”
Ludacris also dropped an unreleased collaboration with his challenger Nelly. He asked Nelly if he was down to finish off the song and the “Country Grammar” rapper agreed with full anticipation that they could get a Grammy out of it.