The popular “Versuz” concept by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland went Jamaican last night (May 23) as dancehall legends Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. The men kept it dancehall style by changing up the “Versuz” concept by performing their songs in the same location with a DJ in the background instead of just playing their records as past “Versuz” battles did with artists like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Nelly and more.
There were 500,000 viewers for the event when the cops showed up to keep social distancing rules in place because of the deadly covid-19. Beenie Man handled the situation by speaking to the officer.
“Can we not do this right now?” Beenie asked the cop who was off-screen. “There are 500,000 people watching us right now from all over the world. Do you want to be that guy?” He continued. “People. The police are here. But we are not stopping because before COVID-19, it was murderers killing people. It was people killing people then COVID-19 start killing people.”
Eventually, the police did leave and Beenie Man added, “The police are gone. We got rid of them. We are Jamaicans. We are being nice. We are being good. We are nice people, Don’t make me stop the fight! So people, let’s do this!”
— A little bit broke (@ella_LOCO) May 24, 2020
Fans of the artists loved that the two icons got together on the night and entertained fans with their hit songs.
— Queen of Eveythingggg 🌻🐝👑 (@QueenShebaaaa) May 24, 2020
Bounty just said: "Beenie – on stage we war but inna life, we par"
— Nadine White (@Nadine_Writes) May 24, 2020
"Make sure you all know, this is how Hip Hop was born. Dancehall is our father!" – Busta Rhymes.
— dominic m. (@DominicM_) May 24, 2020
Best one yet 🇯🇲 represented 🔥🔥🔥
— Kirby Denise (@Kirby_Denise_) May 24, 2020
— Hakuna Matata (@_PeaceAndLuv_) May 24, 2020
❤️I looovvveee this record, this is one of my favorite collabs!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Yeesss @kingbeenieman big ups and congrats 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #VERZUZ #verzuztv #freshfromyard pic.twitter.com/KB1GVO2kpr
— Lil' Kim (@LilKim) May 24, 2020