On Wednesday (June 6), JD shared an impromptu freestyle on social media just to make sure fans know that he’s still got it — and Diddy was thrilled to cheer on his fellow mogul.
Judging from JD’s bars, the 50-year-old rapper and producer hasn’t lost a step as he bounced over the wavy, bouncy beat: “I’m having at your shit/ Knowing I’m a short n-gga/ Big check, high-tech, I ain’t gotta force shit/ Cappin’, bring me that ass and watch you lose it, abuse it, and I ain’t gone stop you/ The illest, I kill this/ This summer you feel this…”
The comment section immediately went off, with fans handing down their praises, as well as Diddy, who wrote: “Act Bad!!! Let’s go!” which is also a nod to his recent single of the same name featuring the City Girls and Fabolous.
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The pair finally confirmed their long-awaited Verzuz battle last month, as well as dropping the date and venue.
In a video posted to Busta Rhymes‘ social media back in May, Puff revealed he’ll finally be going up against Dupri on September 8 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. “We’re gon’ have you out the rafters flying out the sky,” Diddy told Busta as Fabolous stood alongside them.
Diddy went on Instagram Live and invited Dupri into the session; feeling confident about his chances in a head-to-head, Diddy said: “JD, if you want that smoke, you can get that smoke anytime.”
Jermaine Dupri told Diddy to “relax” before agreeing to set up an event in his hometown of Atlanta. Instead of a traditional battle, though, they agreed to showcase the history of Bad Boy Records and So So Def Recordings by playing their respective labels’ hits with no drama.