Timbaland says his virtual rap battle show — featuring the likes of RZA and Lil Jon — is catching the eyes of entertainment bigwigs … but he and Swizz Beatz ain’t ready to sell out just yet!!!
The mega-producer joined us Tuesday on “TMZ Live” and gave us the lowdown on “Verzuz” — the super-popular IG Live program he and Swizz Beatz created.
If you’re not one of the millions of people who’ve tuned in to see T-Pain battle Lil Jon, Mannie Fresh destroy Scott Storch or RZA go up against DJ Premier, you’re missing out on what Timbaland says is the next big thing in entertainment … and many of Hollywood’s movers and shakers agree.
Timbaland tells us “Verzuz” is already generating a lot of corporate interest — and he names names — but he told us, right now, he and Swizz are keeping things natural and fun and do it for the culture.
Translation: We ain’t selling. At least not during the nearly nationwide quarantines. Afterward … well, that’s a different story.
Keep in mind, Timbaland and Swizz didn’t even promote the series, they just started it — they originally went head-to-head — and it grew organically.
Now, Ja Rule wants to take on 50 Cent on “Verzuz.” Fans want that battle badly, and Timbaland told us if their dreams will come true.