Police attempted to stop the highly anticipated “Verzuz” battle with Beenie Man and Bounty Killer last night.
The Verzuz battles have brought legends together to celebrate their contributions to the game. Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. Nelly vs. Ludacris. And of course, we can’t forget the legendary Teddy Riley and Babyface battle. But last night brought the Verzuz battle to international waters when Bounty Killer and Beenie Man went head-to-head. It was one for the books, as well. Instead of going on IG Live and playing their records, they kept it straight dancehall, performing their songs in the same building with a DJ backing them.
Unfortunately, with social distancing measures in place, the police attempted to break up the battle but Beenie Man handled it like a true Don. “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!”