Diddy criticises Triller following Verzuz lawsuit
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Diddy criticises Triller following Verzuz lawsuit

Diddy has weighed into yet another debate and has now he has shown his support for Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, the co-founders of the webcast series Verzuz, in light of their lawsuit against the social media app Triller. 

Verzuz is a highly popular series that pits artists, producers, and artists against each other in a rap battle format. However, last year the rights for the series were sold to Triller, who live stream the events on their app.

Now, in a recent lawsuit viewed by BillboardTimbaland and Swizz Beats claim that Triller owes them $28m (£23m), as well as noting that it has defaulted on previously agreed payments. The suit then claims that the pair received payments as planned back in January and April 2021, but an instalment that was due in January 2022 is yet to land in their bank account. Reportedly, a new payment plan was agreed, but again, no money has been sent from Triller, according to the pair. 

“Since we ain’t fuckin’ with [Triller] no more, since they’re fuckin’ around with our boys, we don’t need to be going against each other,” Diddy told So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri (per Rolling Stone). “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.”

He continued: “We’re not fuckin’ with Triller until they take care of Swizz and Tim for Verzuz,” he said afterwards. “Nobody fucks with Triller until they take care of Tim and Swizz for Verzuz, ’cause Tim and Swizz is Verzuz.”

Verzuz started in March 2020 when Timbaland and Swizz Beats challenged one another on Instagram Live. Since then, a host of other legends have appeared such as T-Pain, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Rick Ross, D’Angelo, Snoop Dogg, DMX, and Brandy.