It’s official — Bow Wow will face-off against Soulja Boy in an upcoming Verzuz battle.
One week after the Internet debated who would win between Bow Wow and Romeo, Soulja Boy took to Twitter Saturday (May 22) to announce he will be the challenger who will go against the Beware of Dog rapper.
“Soulja Boy vs Bow wow #verzuz it’s official,” the “Crank Dat” rapper tweeted.
The news arrives nearly five months after Bow Wow candidly said on Clubhouse it “would be fun” to go against Soulja in a Verzuz battle.
Both rappers endured highly-celebrated runs during the early 2000s, paving the way for the next generation of digitally-savvy crossover hip hop artists.
The two collaborated with each other on the 2008 hit “Marco Polo,” but fell out with one another years later. In 2016, they eventually reunited and released the Ignorant Shit mixtape, which featured 11-tracks chock-full of back-and-forth bars from Bow Wow and Big Draco.
Chicago native Soulja Boy, whose birth name is DeAndre Cortez Way, bodaciously proclaimed that “I feel like Bow Wow’s scared to do a Verzuz” during an interview with Tampa Bay’s Wild 94.1.
“Bow Wow scared of me, man. You see when Romeo said something, he jumped right on it but as soon as they said “Big Draco” name, Bow Wow be quiet as hell making up all types of excuses, man. Bow Wow knows what’s up with me,” Soulja, 30, said.
The “Kiss Me Through the Phone” rapper went on to explain that he has a lot of love for Bow Wow, née Shad Moss, but that Bow Wow does not want any of Soulja’s musical smoke.
“That’s my boy, though. I love Bow Wow, you know what I’m saying? That’s like my friend in real life. That’s like my real brother but when it comes to Verzuz and all that, man, stop playing Bow Wow.”