Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will finally face off again Three 6 Mafia in a highly anticipated Verzuz battle on Thursday (December 2). Ahead of the big event, Bone Thugs’ resident character Bizzy Bone has shared his thoughts on what it’s like working with the Verzuz team, which includes co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
On Saturday (November 27), Bizzy Bone posted an Instagram video of the legendary rap group’s new Verzuz merch and showed nothing but respect to everyone behind the Verzuz machine. But those who might want to holler at Bizzy in the future might want to heed his subsequent warning.
“Dealing with @triller @verzuztv @therealswizzz @timbaland I haven’t seen professionalism like this in a long time,” he wrote. “Take notes to everyone who even thinks of presenting ANYTHING my direction.
“I wish one of you barnyard, Sanford-n-Son scrap metal raggedy ass, nickel and dime, hair brained scheming mf’en leeches would present ANYTHING to me during , before or after this Verzuz. I am telling you now F-U!!!!!!!!!!
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The official Verzuz Instagram account announced the upcoming event on November 12 with the caption, “IT’S THAT TIME. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (@btnhlive) vs Three 6 Mafia (@three6mafia) LIVE from Los Angeles!! Thursday, DECEMBER 2ND. Y’all ready!? #VERZUZ MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!”
The post also promised “ALL members” of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will be on deck: Bizzy Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Wish Bone.
Bone Thugs are enjoying the extra publicity. During the November 13 episode of Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Jonathan Majors and Ego Nwodim did their best Bone Thugs impression for a skit called “Pet Store Ad” in which four members of the group start their own pet store called Dog Bones-n-Melodies.
Set to the 1995 Bone Thugs single “Da Crossroads” from E. 1999 Eternal, each fictional member sang about the various bones they sell at the store.
“I actually love it,” Krayzie Bone told HipHopDX with a laugh. “I thought it was hilarious. My phone has not stopped blowing up about it.”
Watch it below.