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Diddy Takes Stance Against Triller Amid Verzuz Lawsuit



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Diddy has chosen to stand against Triller after the recent lawsuit by Verzuz creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. On Thursday, Diddy argued that the hip hop community should boycott Triller until the suit is settled and fair compensation has been reached. According to reports, Timbo and Swizz claim that Triller owes them $28 million.

Puff went on Instagram to clarify his stance on the lawsuit after mistaking Triller for Verzuz in a previous Live.

“When me and [Jermaine Dupri] were talking about Verzuz, I mistakenly said Verzuz instead of Triller,” he said. “So to clarify it, we’re not f*****g with Triller until they take care of Swizz and Tim for Verzuz.”

Diddy went on to repeat the message: “Nobody f***s with Triller until they take care of Tim and Swizz because Tim and Swizz is Verzuz. Am I being clear?”

Diddy’s announcement came after a conversation with Jermaine Dupri on the current state of R&B. As a result, the two agreed to have a song-for-song battle that wouldn’t be associated with Verzuz so that Triller could not capitalize from the matchup.

“Since we ain’t f*****g with Verzuz no more ’cause they f*****g around with our boys, we don’t need to be going against each other,” Puff said. “let’s come together and do that Bad Boy, So So Def in Atlanta. It ain’t no Verzuz, it’s just hit for hit.”

No definitive date has been set for the showdown between Diddy and JD.

The lawsuit between Triller and Verzuz

As mentioned, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have filed a $28 million suit against Triller. Per TMZthe two Hip Hop legends claim that the video-sharing service failed to uphold the financial end of their deal. Court documents show that Triller defaulted after only two payments.


The Genesis of Verzuz

Swizz and Timbo started Verzuz in 2020 as a way to lighten the mood during quarantine. In March 2021, Triller acquired Verzuz and incorporated it into the Triller Network. As part of the deal, the two producers joined Triller to oversee its music department.

Triller responded to the accusations, claiming that the two have collected nearly $50 million in cash from the sale. News of the lawsuit broke on Tuesday night, with no word on if it will proceed to court.

Written by Olan Bryant

24, ECU Pirate, Native American (Lumbee)

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