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Gucci Mane Replaces T.I. In Upcoming Verzuz Battle Against Jeezy

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Gucci Mane and Jeezy Verzuz battle

The two longtime rivals Jeezy and Gucci Mane will face off in a Verzuz battle

This week’s Verzuz Battle is kicking off the series’ second season, but a last-minute substitution has two long-time rivals preparing for battle. “Tell buddy get ready.” Gucci Mane tweeted Saturday night,  with a poster announcing that he would be joining Jeezy this Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

Since basically the turn of the century, Gucci and Jeezy have had a long-standing beef, beginning with a disagreement about the rights to Mane’s 2005 single “Icy” and escalating through the shooting death of rapper Henry Lee Clark III, known as Pookie Loc, one of four men who attempted to rob Gucci in May of that year and an associate of Jeezy. Police later dropped charges against the Atlanta rapper, who maintains he acted in self-defense.

The pair continued to feud on and off for over a decade. However, this summer, Jeezy discussed wanting to end their beef on T.I.’s podcast expediTIously, and told the Breakfast Club last week he had asked Gucci to take part in a Verzuz battle, but that the Woptober II rapper had declined.

Gucci tweeted in late October, “Stop asking me about doing a @verzuzonline battle unless they got a million dollars they scared of Wop.” With this up and coming battle he seems to haveb changed huis mind. Many thought bT.I. would feel slighted, however, he rallied behind the pair on Instagram. “Now THIS…. Is what the people wants to see!!,” he wrote. “Trap Muzik salutes y’all.”

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Lavasia Lawton is a current media studies graduate student at Brooklyn College and full-time employee of the City of New York. She is a lover of all things music, fashion and pop culture related. Known as the go to among friends and family regarding trending topics in entertainment, she aims to make a permanent stain in the entertainment industry. Keep up with her on instagram @viva_la_vasia.

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