Legendary hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes, who has new album out right now, has publicly named the rappers that he wants to challenge on Verzuz battle and they are some heavy hitters. Possible opponents include Eminem, Jay Z and Lil Wayne.
It was rumored that T.I. and Busta Rhymes were going to clash each other on Verzuz but it didn’t happen. Busta told Complex magazine: “These are all glorious moments. We’re celebrating each other and having fun and we getting the opportunity to show some competitive sh*t.”
“The nature of what this culture has been built on from the very beginning is to be competitive, whether respectfully competitive or disrespectfully competitive continued. But just for the record, I never asked to do a Verzuz with T.I. — this was presented to me by Joe Crack.” added Busta Rhymes.
In the same interview, Busta revealed who he really wants to battle: “I do not want to do no corny Verzuz. I would not do one with anyone whose catalog is not crazy. I would love to do a Verzuz with somebody I am a fan of…I would love to do a Verzuz battle with Eminem, I would love to do a Verzuz with Lil Wayne. I would love to do a Verzuz with Hov (Jay Z).”
“I would love to do Verzuz battle with somebody I am a fan of. I would love to battle Eminem.” – Busta Rhymes (Nov. 5, 2020)
Eminem and Busta Rhymes have previously collaborated on tracks several tracks that include: “Calm Down” (2014), “Touch It” (Remix) (Live) which also featured Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot, Lloyd Banks, Papoose and DMX (2006), “I’ll Hurt You” (2005) and “Hail Mary” which also featured 50 Cent and is a diss track towards Ja Rule.