During a press conference on Friday (July 14) for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight, producer Swizz Beatz grabbed the mic and challenged fellow beatsmith Timbaland to a beat battle, claiming he’d been “talking shit.”

“Timbaland wanna talk shit too,” Swizz said. “Timbaland wanna talk shit, so everybody out there tell Timbaland we can have a battle. We can battle. We can do whatever he wanna do.”

Timbaland accepted his offer in an Instagram video of his own. “Swizz … challenge accepted,” Timbo said. “I’m with the smoke. That’s right. You hear that Game of Throne? You have woken up the king.”

Timbaland vs. @therealswizzz #challenge #accepted ? I'm #wit#da#smoke ?

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Swizz responded via Twitter with, “You don’t want no smoke.”

Ten years ago, Swizz battled Kanye West at a Hot 97 Summer Jam and he recently took on Just Blaze during an Instagram Live battle. He was also in the studio with Pharrell recently and there was a rumor floating around that a Pharrell vs. Swizz battle was also on the table, but for now, we’ll have to see how Timbo stacks up against the Bronx native.



No official date has been set for the epic showdown as of yet, but plenty of fans are hyped for the impending battle, while others are evidently still waiting on the Pharrell vs. Swizz event. Check out those below.