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Timbaland Says Drake Asked Him About a Justin Timberlake and Usher ‘Verzuz’


Ever since Timbaland and Swizz Beatz debuted their Instagram Live show Verzuz last year, fans have been suggesting potential match-ups. One of the most frequently requested Verzuz is a stream with Justin Timberlake facing Usher, and Timbaland says that even Drake has been asking for it. In an appearance on Jalen & Jacoby on ESPN, the legendary producer revealed that Drizzy has been hitting him up with suggestions for Verzuz, too.

“Yes, we know,” Timbaland said with a laugh upon hearing the suggestion that Usher and Justin Timberlake should take part in a Verzuz. “It’s so funny, Drake hit me up too about it, too. He said, ‘We gotta make that happen.’ I said, ‘Soon to come. Soon to come.'” It was also suggested to Swizz and Timbaland that Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott would make for an entertaining match-up, to which he said it’d be “the best party that could ever happen on Verzuz.”  

During the same appearance on Jalen & Jacoby earlier last week, Swizz suggested that his dream match-up would have been between 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G., which he says he’s been trying to figure out how to do “in a way that the people are gon’ love it.” Timbaland, for what it’s worth, said that he’s already “got the idea” for that, so it’s a possibility for the next season of Verzuz. As for JT and Usher, we’ll have to wait and see if Drake managed to make it happen or not.

Watch the clip from the interview above.