Watch Ludacris and Nelly’s Full ‘Verzuz’ Instagram Live Battle

The early aughts rappers battled through connectivity issues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut albums.

Last night, Ludacris and Nelly went head-to-head in the latest Verzuz match-up.

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Plagued by early technical difficulties, once the signal settled, the follow-up to last week’s neo-soul showdown found the pair of the 2000s rappers trading 20 of their most memorable cuts and plenty of mutual praise in a two-hour-plus Instagram Live session, garnering nearly half a million viewers at one point. The event drew drop-ins from Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg (both of which signaled their eagerness to square up in an upcoming bout,) as well as Verzuz organizers, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. For those who may have missed it, a video of the full exchange has surfaced. So get it while you still can.

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Watch Ludacris and Nelly’s full Verzuz battle below. Hold tight for the announcement of next Saturday’s contenders. Should be any moment now.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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