VERZUZ was one of the few bright spots to emerge in the past year, becoming must-watch entertainment and sparking renewed interest in the catalogs of current and future legends. After news broke that Timbaland’s manager was kicking around the idea of a matchup between Future and Travis Scott, fans on Twitter have been debating the potential clash.
From what we gathered, Twitter account @CmplxAmbition appeared to be the first to tweet the plans of the VERZUZ, adding in the thread that Gary Marella, who is business partners with Timbaland, said in a Clubhouse room that the discussions are true and that VERZUZ may expand into the areas of sport and comedy.
Further in the thread, it was highlighted that a member of Future’s management team said via a quote tweet reply their side hasn’t been contacted as of yet, saying that the rumors are “not true” in response.
Whether or not this is just a negotiation tactic or that talks between all parties have yet to take place, the excitement of the battle between two of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars has some fans imagining how the events would play out.
As of late, VERZUZ has been beset by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to two cancellations of a showdown between Ashani and Keyshia Cole. The original format of VERZUZ was a socially-distant celebration of two artists or groups by way of Instagram Live’s split-camera function and has since involved to full-on live battles with set designs and more.
There has been some chatter that the event could return to that format but it might be too large of a deal to scale back to its former format, considering some of the technical issues and woes suffered by some.
Via Twitter, fans are having a classic debate of who would be victorious should Future and Travis Scott engages in the friendly battle. We’ve got those reactions below.
Timbaland's manager says they're working on a Travis Scott & Future Verzuz battle pic.twitter.com/wsFK7Ez3Yd
— Complex Ambition (@CmplxAmbition) January 18, 2021
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Travis Scott after Future pulls out Codeine Crazy, March Madness, & Fuck up some commas back to back to back pic.twitter.com/Po9Jttk8XG— Ryan (@YeezyTaughtMe72) January 19, 2021
Travis Scott: M&M's, sweet like candy cane, Drop the top, pop it, let it bang..— Hip Hop All Day (@HipHopAllDayy) January 19, 2021
Future: I JUST FUCKED YOUR BITCH IN SOME GUCCI FLIP FLOPS
Travis Scott will get fucking annihilated in a Verzuz against Future. Please don’t— IDidIt (@YourMusicWhore) January 19, 2021
Whoever decides to go through with a Travis Scott vs. Future verzuz battle is setting Travis up for failure.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) January 19, 2021
I don’t know which 15 year old Fortnite Stan needs to hear this but Future would absolutely murder Travis Scott in a hit battle— Ryan (@YeezyTaughtMe72) January 18, 2021
future gon play 56 nights and the white travis scott fans gon think sicko mode can win 😭😭😭😭— carti drop tryna get down ✞ (@xviijaa) January 19, 2021
Travis Scott vs Future matchup report: pic.twitter.com/r90TgtrauC— Debating Hip-Hop (@DebatingHipHop_) January 19, 2021
i think a travis scott and future hit battle would be closer than a lot of y’all are saying— brown (@BrownRapFan) January 19, 2021
Prayers up for Travis Scott and his family. https://t.co/uOfC443IAT— Ahmed🇸🇴/I did shit with Mariah (@big_business_) January 18, 2021
Lol...comparing future with Travis Scott is like comparing drake with Lil baby😂...just "mask off" will smoke everything Travis has ever released... wait.. If not for Drake..Travis Scott will still be an underground artist😂..— Jeff💸💸 (@Swagger_jeffrey) January 19, 2021